1. Education
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    Education

    Our founder believed that youth who are prepared to succeed in college will go on to lead productive, economically independent lives. In carrying out Ewing Kauffman’s legacy, our K-12 education efforts focus heavily on helping underserved urban students achieve academic and life success.
  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. In addition to our local education and entrepreneurship work, we also support important civic causes and institutions that help make our community a better place to live, work, and play.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

New Kauffman Sketchbook Debunks Four Persistent Myths about Entrepreneurship

Dane Stangler, Kauffman Foundation vice president of Research & Policy, discusses four persistent myths about entrepreneurship in the latest installment of the Kauffman Sketchbook video series.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

Kauffman Foundation Senior Fellow Testifies Before Members of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business

Senior Fellow Jonathan Ortmans testified before the U.S. House Committee on Small Business in Washington, D.C., today, regarding the changing rate of business creation in America.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

New Paper Offers Model for Building a Nurturing Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Kauffman Foundation study examines connections and relationships that help communities maximize job-creating potential of young and growing companies

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

On Forbes.com: The Key to Building Startup Ecosystems

Senior Scholar Yasuyuki Motoyama addresses the necessary elements for establishing effective entrepreneurship ecosystems.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

Examining the Connections within the Startup Ecosystem: A Case Study of St. Louis

The recent growth of the startup scene and entrepreneurial community in St. Louis is incredibly exciting.

SEPTEMBER 09, 2014

What’s Your Startup Investor IQ?

InvestorIQ.org tests and builds startup investing knowledge for prospective investors and entrepreneurs through lessons culled by the Angel Capital Association, Angel Resource Institute and Kauffman Foundation

SEPTEMBER 04, 2014

20 U.S. Semifinalists Announced for ‘Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash’

The entrepreneurial companies selected to proceed to the next round of “Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash” hail from all corners of the nation and represent industries ranging from life science and education to food production and pet care.

SEPTEMBER 02, 2014

Kauffman FastTrac Announces Entrepreneurship Training For U.S. Military Veterans

Kauffman FastTrac® is offering a complimentary 10-week entrepreneurship course for U.S. military veterans.

SEPTEMBER 02, 2014

Final Three Judges Named for ‘Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash,’ Hosted by the Kauffman Foundation

Three esteemed entrepreneurial leaders have been named to complete the judging panels for the “Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash” pitch competition.

AUGUST 28, 2014

A Case for Sending Founders Back to School

Wendy Torrance, director of Entrepreneurship at the Foundation, says that for most entrepreneurs, building and sustaining a business involves constant learning.

AUGUST 27, 2014

Behind the Scenes at TEDxKC

A Kauffman Foundation video goes behind the scenes at TEDxKC to follow Jase Wilson, winner of the 2014 TEDxKC Challenge to present an idea with the power to change the narrative in Kansas City.

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