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 31, 2015

Job Evolution and the Rise of the Robots

Kauffman intern Melissa Peck shares her thoughts on what jobs will look like as robots and artificial intelligence becomes a greater and greater part of our lives.

JULY 30, 2015

State of the Field: Distilling the Universe of Entrepreneurship Research

Researchers Wanted! Created by the Kauffman Foundation, State of the Field is a compilation of knowledge on entrepreneurship research written by the leading experts in the field.

JULY 29, 2015

Entrepreneurship Education and Training: What Works?

This series will explore where the state of research stands, what has been concretely proven to work, where the gaps of knowledge lay and what we as educators, entrepreneurs, policy makers and researchers can do to fill them.

JULY 28, 2015

Kauffman Founders School Twitter Chat | Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a Mentor

Join Kauffman Founders School and the U.S. Small Business Administration as we discuss why every entrepreneur needs a mentor.

JULY 28, 2015

Making Entrepreneurial Growth Vibrant Again

Kauffman Foundation Director of Research and Policy E.J. Reedy addresses members of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the role of entrepreneurship in creating economic opportunities for Americans.

JULY 28, 2015

Job Creation & the Economy: 5 Ways to Foster Growth

The Kauffman Foundation addresses the House of Representatives to discuss several areas of federal policy that can strengthen the entrepreneurial environment.

JULY 27, 2015

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Double-dose of FCC

With August recess looming, members of the Federal Communications Commission make a couple of appearances on Capitol Hilll this week.

JULY 27, 2015

Kauffman Foundation Director of Research & Policy Will Speak to U.S. House Members on Entrepreneurship’s Impact on Economy

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Director of Research and Policy E.J. Reedy will address members of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the role of entrepreneurship in creating economic opportunities for Americans.

JULY 27, 2015

How Policy Can Support Network Development

A new policy brief from the OECD outlines how policymakers can help fuel the growth of networks to help entrepreneurs — particularly those among under-represented groups such as women and youth — start and scale new firms.

JULY 27, 2015

Entrepreneurs Called to Ignite Economic Growth for Africa and Beyond

Since 2010, when President Barack Obama presided over the first Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Washington, D.C., it has expanded to a global event, subsequently hosted by the governments of Muslim majority nations, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Morocco.

JULY 24, 2015

Occupational Licensing is Holding Back the American Dream

Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson connects the dots that show how occupational licensing is a barrier that hinders economic mobility.

JULY 23, 2015

Kauffman Founders School Hosts Twitter Chat on the Importance of Mentors

Co-sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the one-hour chat will discuss the importance of mentors for Millennial entrepreneurs.

JULY 23, 2015

Opportunity Awaits: Native Americans and Entrepreneurship

Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch shares the first of a four part series on Native American entrepreneurship.

JULY 22, 2015

Kauffman Sketchbook - "Beyond Belief"

Aaron North, vice president of Education, suggests that the best teachers share a fundamental belief that all students can learn and meet high expectations.

JULY 22, 2015

Pitch Coach Gives Entrepreneurs Q&A Confidence in New Kauffman Founders School Video Series

Presentation and pitch coach Nathan Gold offers techniques entrepreneurs can use to turn Q&A sessions into opportunities.

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