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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.
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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 27, 2015

3 Ways Student Debt Can Affect Millennial Entrepreneurs

Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix explores the ways in which student debt can affect millennial entrepreneurs

MAY 21, 2015

Can Entrepreneurship Solve Environmental and Social Issues?

Kauffman researcher Alex Krause discusses social and environmental sustainability in entrepreneurship with a different take at the "Three Ps" of Business: People, Planet, and Profit.

MAY 21, 2015

Kansas City to celebrate the art of the startup during 1Week KC, May 29-June 5

Kansas City’s annual summer celebration of entrepreneurship provides education and inspiration to Kansas Citians interested in starting their own business.

MAY 21, 2015

In The Kansas City Star: Prioritize Student Academic Outcomes Above All Else

In this guest editorial, Kauffman Foundation Acting President and CEO Wendy Guillies shares the Foundation’s vision for the future of Kansas City’s urban schools.

MAY 20, 2015

Bringing Back the American Craft Beer Enterprise

Kauffman Researcher Colin Tomkins-Bergh explores the growth of the American craft beer sector and its economic impact.

MAY 20, 2015

Kauffman Foundation Accepting Proposals for 2016 Entrepreneurship Dissertation Fellowship Grants

We're awarding up to 15 Dissertation Fellowship grants of $15,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or other doctoral students for the support of dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship.

MAY 18, 2015

Third Annual Midwest Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship

Over the last two decades, we have witnessed an expanding interest in social entrepreneurship – a movement that crosses the boundaries of the business, nonprofit, and public sectors, and is rapidly growing.

MAY 18, 2015

More Angels, Fewer Angel Investments in 2014

Following a promising 2013, the total amount of angel investment dropped 2.8 percent last year according to $24.1 billion. However, two figures increased – active investors and ventures funded.

MAY 18, 2015

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Going Global from Day One

Any entrepreneur can tell you that a startup is essentially global from day one. With a low barrier of entry, global traffic and millions of customers shopping online each day, eBay has become more than a simple auction site for used good -- more than 90 percent of U.S. small businesses on the platform now export.

MAY 18, 2015

Sparking US Government Engagement in Global Entrepreneurship

The President’s White House celebration of global entrepreneurship a few days ago had lots of panache and plenty of heavyweights like Steve Case (AOL) and Brian Chesky (AirBnB). But how much has our government been able to keep pace with the startup revolution over the past five years?

MAY 15, 2015

It Takes a Village

Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson examines what some of the key attributes of a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem are and how local policymakers can improve their own ecosystem.

MAY 15, 2015

Underutilized Resource in Understanding College Readiness

Information is currently available that addresses college preparedness in terms of first year completion, grade point average, and remediation for every high school in Missouri that has students currently enrolled in an institution of higher education in the state. Senior Data Analyst Christopher Laubenthal explores where these data source can be found, what data are included, and their context.

MAY 14, 2015

In The Wall Street Journal: Percentage of New Businesses Begun by Women Fell in 2014

In a preview of the Kauffman Index from The Wall Street Journal, Kauffman Foundation Director of Research & Policy E.J. Reedy explains that, historically, men are more likely than women to start a business to earn a living after they’ve been fired or laid off.

MAY 14, 2015

Experiments in Entrepreneurship: Supplemental Entrepreneurs and the Etsy Economy

Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch studies how entrepreneurship can act as supplemental income and provide financial security, especially for low- and middle-income entrepreneurs.

MAY 13, 2015

Entrepreneurs Share Secrets to Achieving Balance between Work and Family in Second Founders School eBook

In a new Kauffman Founders School eBook, startup owners share their pull-no-punches secrets for creating harmony between the people they love and the dreams they’re trying to accomplish.

Entrepreneurs:

Whether you are in the idea stage, or farther on your startup journey, Entrepreneurship.org has resources to help you on your way.

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