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

    Ewing Kauffman saw Kansas City as a place brimming with possibilities — a place with uncommon potential.

    We honor his legacy by supporting strategic initiatives that contribute to the vibrancy and national relevance of our community.

Recent Activity

AUGUST 25, 2016

Startup Activity Gains Momentum in Most States and Metros, According to Latest Kauffman Startup Index

The majority of U.S. states and largest metropolitan areas experienced an increase in new business creation

AUGUST 23, 2016

Coming on Board: Envisioning the Future of Kansas City Public Schools

Hear perspectives from two of the newest Kansas City Public Schools board members as the new school year kicks-off

AUGUST 23, 2016

Ag Tech and Flood Response is shaping Cedar Rapids Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Entrepreneurial growth and scale since the Great Recession will undoubtedly be hot topics at the Mayor's Summit

AUGUST 19, 2016

Keeping Up with the Kauffman Dissertation Fellows

AUGUST 16, 2016

Back to School: A College Conversation

Eric Wilkinson sits down with Kauffman Scholars Legacy Interns to discuss what they learned from their summer internship, what they have planned for the coming year and words of advice for future students.

AUGUST 16, 2016

Millennials and the Platform Economy

As Millennials are becoming an increasing part of the adult population; how does the platform economy impact their path to economic independence?

AUGUST 15, 2016

Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Shifts 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. During that time, not only has interest from policymakers and thought leaders increased significantly, but the discussions among them have evolved as well.

AUGUST 15, 2016

PDE’s Last Call

Today is the final day that we publish the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship. As noted over the past few editions, the Kauffman Foundation will be consolidating its blog repertoire and those of us who write and contribute will be re-directing our thought pieces to updated platforms, including Kauffman’s own Growthology. 

AUGUST 12, 2016

Everyone Has to Reinvent Themselves

Examining the entrepreneurial challenges and opportunities facing small towns

AUGUST 11, 2016

Kauffman Foundation Announces 2016 Recipients of Junior Faculty Fellowship Grants

Program awards grants of $35,000 each to seven junior faculty members

AUGUST 11, 2016

Why Competition Matters

Entrepreneurship and competition are inextricably linked. What specific areas can improved policy around competition boost entrepreneurship?

AUGUST 09, 2016

What the Changing Nature of Work Means for Entrepreneurship

The traditional employer-employee work relationship is changing, brought on in part by the business model of young, innovative firms. This Policy Digest explores the impact of the platform economy on entrepreneurship and provides policy recommendations.

AUGUST 09, 2016

Connecting the Dots: Teach for America

Hear about the Teach For America corps members who work to improve education in our community and how this pipeline of talent is making an impact beyond the two-year service commitment.

AUGUST 08, 2016

Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship 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. During that time, not only has interest from policymakers and thought leaders increased significantly, but the discussions among them have evolved as well.

AUGUST 08, 2016

Looking Back on 15 Popular PDE Posts

Next week, we will wrap up our last official edition of the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship with a look back to when it began and how it evolved through the years – and then the discussion shifts to Growthology. Since PDE launched, thousands of posts have been delivered to millions of inboxes, covering a wide range of topics and policy areas at all levels – local, state/regional, national and even global.

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