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

    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.

Recent Activity

JULY 22, 2016

Gender Pay Gap Doesn’t Stop for Women Entrepreneurs

The White House and the tech community team up to #HackThePayGap for women. Kauffman Foundation sees that the pay gap reaches beyond employer-employee relationship, and into entrepreneurship.

JULY 21, 2016

What Can Entrepreneurs Learn From the Amish?

How do the Amish maintain such a high business success rate?

JULY 18, 2016

Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurhip 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. In August, PDE is shifting to Growthology – another long-time Kauffman Foundation blog that makes complex findings accessible to entrepreneurs, policymakers, media outlets, and fellow researchers.

JULY 18, 2016

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Summer Recess, Conventions and Campaigning (Part 1)

Congress has adjourned for a two-month recess that will be filled with campaigning ahead of the general election in November. Members have left Washington for their home districts -- and the Republican National Convention which begins today in Cleveland, Ohio.

JULY 18, 2016

Entrepreneurs in the Post-Brexit World

It is an exciting time to be an entrepreneur in Britain. While Brexit brings plenty of headaches for political leaders, resetting the rulebook opens new doors and brings fresh opportunities for entrepreneurs.

JULY 14, 2016

Stay or Go Home? International STEM Students in the United States are Up for Grabs after Graduation

Kauffman Foundation study recommends policies to open the door wider to benefit U.S. innovation and competitiveness

JULY 14, 2016

Cracking the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Code

Victor Hwang is driving the dawn of a new model for economic development

JULY 12, 2016

Because Data Alone Means Nothing

Christopher Laubenthal gives a recap of the inaugural Missouri Education Data Summit.

JULY 11, 2016

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Growing Business, Not Bureaucracy

This week, the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee will hold a hearing on “Encouraging Entrepreneurship: Growing Business, Not Bureaucracy” and hear from witnesses representing academia, startup accelerators / VCs, corporates and the financial industry.

JULY 11, 2016

Measuring Presidential Agendas, Mapping the Future of Entrepreneurship Policy

Of course, both major United States presidential candidate contenders — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — have said they will create more jobs in the United States by supporting entrepreneurs. Having just discussed in this blog some of President Barack Obama’s accomplishments to this end, it is time to look forward into what details we know so far as to the presidential candidates’ agendas to help entrepreneurs form and scale new firms.

JULY 11, 2016

The E*SHIP Summit

The Kauffman Foundation will host a first-ever summit of its kind on entrepreneurship in Kansas City in the summer of 2017. Our vision: to build and support a dedicated community of the world’s “entrepreneurial ecosystem builders.”

JULY 11, 2016

Policy Dialogue 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. In August, PDE is shifting to Growthology – another long-time Kauffman Foundation blog that makes complex findings accessible to entrepreneurs, policymakers, media outlets, and fellow researchers.

JULY 08, 2016

A Fair Fight: Entrepreneurship and Competition Policy

A dearth of firm activity and shortsighted policy choices have weakened true competition, hurting entrepreneurs and weakening our nation’s economic potential. This Entrepreneurship Policy Digest outlines three areas where restoring competition would benefit entrepreneurs.

JULY 08, 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.

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