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 28, 2016

The Future of Work: A Call for Proposals

Implications of the changing nature of work on firm structure, size and creation

JULY 27, 2016

Entrepreneurship on the Spectrum

Autism should not be considered a limitation to entrepreneurship

JULY 26, 2016

Paying a Visit to the College Life

A look at the 2016 Kauffman Scholars campus tours and why they are so rewarding for Legacy Intern, Marquita Edwards.

JULY 25, 2016

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Summer Recess, Conventions and Campaigning (Part 2)

Congress has adjourned for a two-month recess that will be filled with campaigning ahead of the general election in November. Members have left Washington for their home districts -- and the Republican National Convention is already behind us. This week, attention turns to Philadelphia and the beginning of the Democratic National Convention.

JULY 25, 2016

Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Shifting to Growthology Exploring Entrepreneurship Research

Since 2003, the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship has landed in the inboxes of tens of thousands of subscribers each week, tracking the pulse of public policies and programs aimed at helping entrepreneurs and stimulating economic growth. During that time, not only has interest from policymakers and thought leaders increased significantly, but the discussions among them have evolved as well.

JULY 25, 2016

Early Adaptors Cameron, Obama Leave Startup Legacy

With the Democratic National Convention signaling the final countdown of the Obama administration, and David Cameron’s recent resignation as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, we should pause and recognize two pioneers in startup public policy. As these two “early adaptor” heads of state exit, we look at their achievements – and the challenge their legacies leave for a new generation of political leaders in startup policymaking.

JULY 22, 2016

Gender Pay Gap Doesn’t Stop for Women Entrepreneurs

The White House and the tech community team up to #HackThePayGap for women. Kauffman Foundation sees that the pay gap reaches beyond employer-employee relationship, and into entrepreneurship.

JULY 21, 2016

What Can Entrepreneurs Learn From the Amish?

How do the Amish maintain such a high business success rate?

JULY 18, 2016

Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurhip Shifting to Growthology

Since 2003, the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship has landed in the inboxes of tens of thousands of subscribers each week, tracking the pulse of public policies and programs aimed at helping entrepreneurs and stimulating economic growth. In August, PDE is shifting to Growthology – another long-time Kauffman Foundation blog that makes complex findings accessible to entrepreneurs, policymakers, media outlets, and fellow researchers.

JULY 18, 2016

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Summer Recess, Conventions and Campaigning (Part 1)

Congress has adjourned for a two-month recess that will be filled with campaigning ahead of the general election in November. Members have left Washington for their home districts -- and the Republican National Convention which begins today in Cleveland, Ohio.

JULY 18, 2016

Entrepreneurs in the Post-Brexit World

It is an exciting time to be an entrepreneur in Britain. While Brexit brings plenty of headaches for political leaders, resetting the rulebook opens new doors and brings fresh opportunities for entrepreneurs.

JULY 14, 2016

Stay or Go Home? International STEM Students in the United States are Up for Grabs after Graduation

Kauffman Foundation study recommends policies to open the door wider to benefit U.S. innovation and competitiveness

JULY 14, 2016

Cracking the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Code

Victor Hwang is driving the dawn of a new model for economic development

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