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    Education

    Ewing Kauffman believed that youth who are prepared for post-secondary success go on to lead productive, economically independent lives. In carrying out Mr. Kauffman's legacy, our education efforts focus heavily on helping underserved urban students in the Kansas City metropolitan area, primarily in the urban core, 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.
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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.
NOVEMBER 24, 2014

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Congress Breaks for Thanksgiving Recess

After a brief return to Washington following the midterm elections earlier this month, Members of Congress have returned home this week for Thanksgiving recess.

NOVEMBER 24, 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week Comes to a Close -- Or Does It?

As it has for each November since 2008, Global Entrepreneurship Week has unleashed a huge ground swell of events and competitions around the world, raising awareness and rallying support for entrepreneurs along with the polices and programs that help them start and scale new firms. But while the cacophony has begun to fade, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the momentum generated during GEW continues to resonate well into the coming year.

NOVEMBER 21, 2014

How to Make Cities Entrepreneurial

In this Forbes.com blog post, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Dane Stangler, who leads the Kauffman Foundation’s Research and Policy program, highlight key themes that arose out of the 2014 Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship that focused on the maker movement.

NOVEMBER 19, 2014

Women's Entrepreneurship Has Potential to Create Tailwind for U.S. Economic Growth

The future of American growth is in the hands of women, says a new Kauffman Foundation study released on Women's Entrepreneurship Day during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

NOVEMBER 19, 2014

Bring Out the NETS to Capture Business level Data

Kauffman Foundation Research Director E.J. Reedy discusses why NETS is a great resource for scholars needing annual employment and revenue information on private businesses in the United States over time.

NOVEMBER 19, 2014

Sources of Economic Hope: Women's Entrepreneurship

This new paper suggests that accelerating female entrepreneurship could have the same positive effect on the U.S. economy that the large-scale entry of women into the labor force had during the 20th century.

NOVEMBER 18, 2014

States Find Their Own Way to Use Education Data in Research

Senior Data Analyst Christopher Laubenthal highlights several states finding efficiencies partnering with researchers to improve understanding of their education systems.

NOVEMBER 18, 2014

Renowned Presentation Coach Offers Tips and Techniques for Mastering the Q&A Session

Kauffman Founders School Live offers "Q&A: Mastering the Unpredictable" a free, livestreamed presentation on Nov. 19, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. EST.

NOVEMBER 17, 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

OCTOBER 15, 2014

2014 Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship

Mayors and entrepreneurship experts convene to share best practices about promoting startup activity and to discuss ways to encourage entrepreneurship in their cities.

OCTOBER 13, 2014

Chicago Ideas Week

The Foundation is proud to sponsor Chicago Ideas Week, which brings together hundreds of the world’s brightest thought leaders to inspire, connect and activate the city of Chicago and beyond.

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