1. Education
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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.
  2. Entrepreneurship
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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.
  3. Kansas City
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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.

Recent Activity

JULY 01, 2015

Applications Now Open for ‘One in a Million’ Startup Competition

The Kauffman Foundation launches a pitch competition for those presenters to vie for the chance to be named “One in a Million” and win a first-place prize of $10,000.

JUNE 30, 2015

Internet of Things: Machines of Loving Grace or Maximum Overdrive?

The Internet of Things is coming and it presents concerns and opportunities.

JUNE 29, 2015

The Sharing Economy: Access Trumps Ownership

The recent ruling by the California Labor Commission the declared an Uber driver was an employee rather than an independent contractor sent shockwaves through the sharing economy – with policy implications that will reverberate for quite some time. Lisa Gansky was at the forefront of the sharing trend when she founded Ofoto, a photo-sharing service launched in 1999, that was bought out by Eastman Kodak and eventually folded into Shutterfly.

JUNE 29, 2015

Experienced Educator to Lead New Kansas City Teacher Residency

Charles King will be responsible for developing innovative program designed to prepare aspiring teachers to become effective urban educators.

JUNE 29, 2015

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Independence Day Recess

Members of Congress are back home this week for a state/district work period during the Independence Day recess. They will return to Washington next Monday.

JUNE 29, 2015

US Schools Dominate Top MBA Programs for Entrepreneurship

Aspiring entrepreneurs take different paths to launch their first startup. Some wait until they near retirement. Some drop out of college hoping to become the next Mark Zuckerberg. Others don't even make it that far. For those who decide to pursue an MBA as a first step, a new study from the Financial Times outlines the top programs for entrepreneurs -- with seven of the top 10 in the United States.

JUNE 29, 2015

Looking Forward: Data Collection and Releases

Ron Jarmin (U.S. Census Bureau) discusses the future of data collection and releases.

JUNE 26, 2015

Lessons from the Kauffman Index: Immigrants are Infused with Entrepreneurial Energy

Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson dives into the Kauffman Index: Startup Activity and emphasizes the importance of the role immigrants play in entrepreneurship.

JUNE 25, 2015

Welcoming Women and Parents: Reimagining Startup Culture

Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch looks at how startup culture can be more inclusive to women and parents.

JUNE 23, 2015

Kauffman Foundation Debuts New Online Resource to Make Accessing Public Education Data Faster and Easier

To help make publicly available education data more accessible to more people, the Kauffman Foundation has launched a new online tool called EdWise.

JUNE 22, 2015

American Capitalism – Toward a New History: The Entrepreneurial Multiplier

Louis Galambos of Johns Hopkins University discusses his work on The Entrepreneurial Multiplier for part 1 of a 3-part series on "American Capitalism – Toward a New History"

JUNE 22, 2015

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Regulatory Burdens and Veteran Entrepreneurs

As members of Congress look ahead to the Independence Day recess next week, most talk on Capitol Hill this week will focus on trade and looming spending battles. In the meantime, there are several scheduled committee hearings to note.

JUNE 22, 2015

Big Data and National Statistical Agencies

Ron Jarmin (U.S. Census Bureau) discusses big data and national statistical agencies

JUNE 22, 2015

Entrepreneurship Policy & Confidence on the Rise in China

Last week, we highlighted the fact that entrepreneurial optimism in the U.S. was rising slowly. According to a recent study by EY, that isn't necessarily the case elsewhere in the world. Which country has the highest confidence in its own economy as well as the global economy? China.

JUNE 22, 2015

Promoting Micro-Multinational Entrepreneurs

In 2014, over 190,000 US entrepreneurs and small businesses exported to consumers on at least four continents. That is an absolutely astounding figure when you consider that the US Commerce Department reports that less than 1 percent of all businesses in America export. For the first time in history, nearly every entrepreneur and small business can use technology to reap the benefits of trade on a global scale, an opportunity traditionally open to only the largest multinational corporations. We are entering the age of micro-multinationals.

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