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OCTOBER 21, 2016

Kauffman Foundation Announces KC Accelerator Challenge

Request for Proposals to be issued during Global Entrepreneurship Week to support local venture accelerators

OCTOBER 18, 2016

A Great Early Start in Kansas City: Operation Breakthrough

Operation Breakthrough operates to meet emotional physical and academic needs of its children and families.

OCTOBER 17, 2016

Mayors Must Be Policy Entrepreneurs

In tackling America’s startup problem, mayors should emulate entrepreneurs themselves: be bold, move quickly and embrace new ideas.

OCTOBER 17, 2016

International Entrepreneur Rule: The Good, the Bad and the Unknown

The Kauffman Foundation gave feedback today on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed International Entrepreneur Rule. The rule would allow certain immigrant entrepreneurs to remain in the United States for the purpose of operating and growing their startup.

OCTOBER 13, 2016

The Connectivity of Hip-Hop’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Connectivity, specifically, is never more evident than in hip-hop’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

OCTOBER 11, 2016

Amplify Success with Not Only College Readiness, But Career Readiness

Students with long-term goals, early exposure to career experiences and access to support, understand career readiness is so much more than holding a degree.

OCTOBER 10, 2016

The Economic Impact of High-Growth Startups

High-growth firms are a rare phenomenon in entrepreneurship that have a big impact on the economy. This Entrepreneurship Policy Digest offers insights on how to create fertile ground for growth.

OCTOBER 07, 2016

Want to be like Silicon Valley? Welcome Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Exploring how the percentage of immigrant entrepreneurs varies across states and metropolitan areas.

OCTOBER 06, 2016

Kauffman Compilation: Research on Immigration and Entrepreneurship

This fact sheet lists a range or research, articles and blog posts addressing immigration and entrepreneurship.

OCTOBER 04, 2016

Working Together to Help the Students of Kansas City

As the City Year Kansas City corps grows to 50 service members this year, Executive Director Audra Clark reflects on the organization, her experience with the program and the impact it has in our community.

OCTOBER 04, 2016

Immigrant Entrepreneurship: Just the Facts

Greater acceptance of immigrant entrepreneurs can boost falling rates of firm formation, create jobs for Americans and spur economic growth.

OCTOBER 03, 2016

Welcoming Communities Unlock the Potential of Immigrant Entrepreneurs

As any Welcoming City knows, immigrant entrepreneurs play a particularly critical role in the economic vitality of our communities, though they may not receive the recognition they deserve.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

Kansas City Scholars: Mr. K’s Uncommon Way of Teaching Us to Work Together

Ewing Kauffman's commitment to education continues with the passion and support of leaders from across Kansas City to illuminate a path to-and-through college

SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

Power Grew from Hope in the Name of Ewing Kauffman

Ten years ago, Ashley Anderson began her journey as a Kauffman Scholar. On the 100th birthday of Ewing Kauffman, she recalls her experience and how she came full circle to serve as a Kauffman Scholars associate to continue to live out Mr. K's legacy.

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