Financing Your Invention
Crowdfunding - Tips, Advice, Insights and How Tos
Financing and Loans for Your Invention Or New Product Idea
Government Resources for Financing Your Invention
National Science Foundation - Promotes and advances scientific progress in the United States by competitively awarding grants and cooperative agreements for research and education in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Includes extensive list of funded activities.
Crowdsourcing and Invention Competitions
InventorSpot.com - post frequently on all the various invention and product competions and contests looking for new product ideas.
Quirky.com - Anyone can submit an idea, the Quirky commmunity helps develop the idea and winners are chosen every week to get their products developed.
Making The Most of Quirky.com - Inventor Tips, Advice and Info
Genius Crowds allows anyone to submit an idea and the community to comment. Winners can potentially be made into future products. Winners are chosen by the Genius crowds team and royalties are shared with the inventor.
Crowdfunding -online source for microfinding for your invention idea
vFinance - Directory of about 1500 Venture Capital Firms, 25,000 Angel Inventors and Sample Business Plan Templates
National Collegiate Inventors and Innovator's Alliance - fosters invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship in higher education through college grants.