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

APRIL 28, 2016

4.0 Schools Eyes Kansas City as the Next Hub for Education Innovation

Organization will partner with The Lean Lab to expand, train more education entrepreneurs to solve problems facing public schools

APRIL 28, 2016

A Billion Reasons to Encourage Immigrant Startups

Two recent studies emphasize the need for an update of current immigration policy.

APRIL 26, 2016

Swimming in the Deluge of Data

Christopher Laubenthal, program officer in Education, describes the difference between data availability and accessibility and how EdWise can be used as a tool for those trying to dissect information.

APRIL 26, 2016

Thirty nine new teacher residents ready to start work

Innovative program modeled from medical residencies prepares aspiring teachers to become effective urban educators

APRIL 25, 2016

The plural of anecdote is data

Anecdotes, the knowing narrative, and hard data -- Kauffman VP of research Dane Stangler explains why the plural of anecdote is data

APRIL 25, 2016

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: HALOS Act Hits House Floor

Congress will likely vote on the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act this Tuesday. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot, chairman of the Small Business Committee, attempts to make it simpler for startups to raise capital at public pitch events for groups of angel investors.

APRIL 25, 2016

University Research Brings the Local Closer to the Global

Universities traditionally measure their impact on entrepreneurship locally. At last month’s Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC), Bill Aulet from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reminded us that in a world where national boundaries are porous to both innovation and knowledge creation, assessing our impact globally can be a strong driver of collective performance improvement.

APRIL 25, 2016

EDA Adds $5 Million to i6 Challenge Competition

The U.S. Economic Development Administration added an extra $5 million to its i6 Challenge for 2016 -- bringing the total dollars available through the program to $13 million. The i6 Challenge competition helps regions build capacity through creation and expansion of cluster-focused proof-of-concept and commercialization programs.

APRIL 22, 2016

3 Tax Topics that Tax Entrepreneurs

Research shows a complex tax system costs small firms, tax incentives do not spur job creation and state taxes can have an important impact on growth.

APRIL 20, 2016

In the Ripon Forum: Five Policies to Spur Entrepreneurial Growth

APRIL 20, 2016

Fostering Vibrant Ecosystems One Cup at a Time – Thoughts on the 1 Million Cups Organizer Summit

Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix shares insights on fostering vibrant ecosystems from the 1 Million Cups Organizer Summit

APRIL 19, 2016

Twelve Kansas City Educators Chosen for Coveted National Principal Academy Fellowship

After a rigorous selection process, 12 local principals and school leaders have been chosen for a prestigious national professional development program.

APRIL 19, 2016

A New State of the Field - Kauffman Foundation Releases New Entrepreneurship Research Tool

A new State of the Field website has launched which overviews different research topics in entrepreneurship. Read this post to explore the new available features!

APRIL 19, 2016

What big banks can’t do

Local lenders can boost entrepreneurial ecosystems by evaluating social capital

APRIL 19, 2016

Top Four Reasons the Kansas City Leadership Cohort Kick-off was a Knockout Success

12 local education leaders assemble to build a bench of future leaders.

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