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Entrepreneurship: Home

This guide supports UCI’s innovation and entrepreneurship community by connecting users to relevant resources used to conduct research throughout the entrepreneurial process.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Librarian

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Sara Heimann
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Entrepreneurship Research Guide

How It Works:

The regular tabs link to resources grouped by type.

  • Need to check IBISWorld? Use the Databases tab.
  • Want to read the Wall Street Journal? Use the News tab.

The dropdown tabs have a menu of guides to relevant resources grouped by stage.

  • Looking for market research reports? Try the INDUSTRIES & MARKETS menu.
  • THE TOPICS menu covers special subjects at UCI, like Healthcare, Biotech, and Engineering.

Getting Started

Watch this short video to learn my Top 5 Tips for getting started with your research!


New! The UCI Libraries now offer campus-wide access to PitchBook!

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Access: UCI - Authorized Affiliates
Geography: US & Global

  • Data and research covering the private investment market (venture capital, private equity, and M&A).
  • Information on companies, deals, investors, and funds.
  • Especially useful for identifying up-and-coming companies in emerging industries.

Users must create an account with their UCI email address. Download limits apply.

Access Key

UCI - Authorized Affiliates
Access requires an active UCInetID and password.

Access is available to all users physically on the UCI campus.

Remote access is available to users with active UCInetID and password using the VPN.

Access is generally available to all users.


Electronic Resources:
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