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    Education

    Ewing Kauffman believed that youth prepared to succeed in college will go on to lead productive, economically independent lives. In carrying out Mr. Kauffman's legacy, our education work focuses on access to high quality public school options and postsecondary opportunities intended to improve academic and life outcomes for lower income urban students in Kansas City.
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    Entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneurs are critical to the long-term health and prosperity of our economy and society. We work to advance entrepreneurship education and training efforts, to promote entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and to further understand what new firms need to start and grow.
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    Kansas City

    From our home in Kansas City, we work on initiatives that reach into our neighborhoods and around the world. We support important civic causes that enrich our community and improve the quality of life for all residents.
MAY 01, 2015

Finding the Right Equilibrium for Effective Non-Compete Agreements

Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson delves into how non-compete agreements are a drag on labor mobility and what policymakers can do about it.

APRIL 30, 2015

Can Relationship Counseling Save Your Startup?

Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch examines whether relationship counseling can prove beneficial to startup co-founders.

APRIL 29, 2015

Bennett Hypothesis 2.0 (part 2)

Kauffman Researcher Josh Russell continues to explore the Bennett Hypothesis 2.0, focusing on school selectivity and the dynamic story of tuition increases.

APRIL 28, 2015

Title Inflation and the Rise of the Startup Ninja

Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix explores the growing trend of creative startup job titles — from czars to wizards.

APRIL 27, 2015

Fluidity: How Mobility Enables Entrepreneurial Impact

A great city is “a collection of opportunities of all kinds,” said Jane Jacobs, the author of the seminal The Death and Life of Great American Cities. In an entrepreneurial city, it is the fluidity with which these opportunities and choices can be used that helps drive entrepreneurial vibrancy.

APRIL 27, 2015

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Stimulating Startup Capital, Easing Regulatory Burdens

The House Committee on Financial Services will examine a number of “legislative proposals to enhance capital formation and reduce regulatory burdens” at a hearing at the House Visitors’ Center on Wednesday.

APRIL 27, 2015

Angel Investors Active in Great Lakes

A couple weeks ago, we took a look at a few states that were pursuing tax credits to help promote angel investing. Policymakers in those states may want to take a closer look at the Great Lakes region where angel groups invested more dollars than anywhere else in the country.

APRIL 23, 2015

Do You Have to Go to Harvard to Get the Best Entrepreneurship Education?

Kauffman researcher Alex Krause explores which universities are best for aspiring entrepreneurs seeking an MBA.

APRIL 22, 2015

The Importance of Collaboration: Lessons Learned from 1MC San Diego, California

Researcher Colin Tomkins-Bergh explores how 1 Million Cups works in larger cities and what we can learn from their program.

APRIL 20, 2015

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Cracking Down on Cyber Attacks

On Tuesday, the House Committee on Rules considers two pieces of legislation intended to enhance information sharing in the protection against hackers, cyber terrorists and other threats.

APRIL 20, 2015

White House Task Force Releases Recommendations on Immigration

A White House task force on immigration released an “initial strategic plan” last week to help strengthen existing pathways to naturalization and promote entrepreneurial growth.

APRIL 20, 2015

Gauging Impact: A Closer Look at Entrepreneurial Density

The effect of entrepreneurial density can be dramatic: when talented makers and innovators interact regularly, new successful ventures are likely to emerge.

APRIL 17, 2015

A Very Taxing Process

Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson explains why the conversation about taxes doesn't have to be only be about how high or low they should be. Reducing the complexity of taxes and how burdensome they are can open up more resources that entrepreneurs can use to accelerate their business.

APRIL 16, 2015

How to Organize 1 Million Cups in Smaller Cities: Lessons Learned from Georgetown, Delaware

Kauffman researcher Colin Tomkins-Bergh explores what's brewing in 1 Million Cups Georgetown, Delaware.

APRIL 15, 2015

Startup Dos and Don’ts for Finding Venture Capital

New Kauffman Founders School video series teaches entrepreneurs how to find, approach and negotiate with venture capitalists to secure funding that matches their business needs.

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