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An Entrepreneurial World
In this video, Kauffman Foundation President and CEO Carl Schramm discusses the importance of entrepreneurship in spurring global growth.
Effects of Patent Reforms on Entrepreneurs
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
are among the many institutions calling for reform of the U.S. patent system
because it no longer promotes innovation and competition as well as it should.
The Importance of Networks
Professor Toby Stuart, recipient of the 2007 Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship, discusses his research into how the social and business networks in which would-be entrepreneurs and early-stage firms are immersed influence entrepreneurial processes and outcomes.
Arts Entrepreneurship: How to Be a Hero
Elliot McGucken has an artful way of teaching entrepreneurship to artists. The college
course he designed mixes classical concepts with cutting-edge
practical advice, such as how to use open-source digital rights management to
keep the ogres from snatching your profits.
Big Business or Small?
John Koten, Editor-in-Chief of Inc. magazine, explores the problem with viewing the economy at the two extremes of large and small and discusses ways of getting a more complete picture.
In this weekly video blog, Thom Ruhe, Vice President of Entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation, discusses issues affecting entrepreneurs and sits down with guests to discuss entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurship brought me from a state of childhood poverty to a life of philanthropy. And just as my own experience as an entrepreneur reaped rewards I never imagined, I believe embracing entrepreneurship will enable nations to make a "quantum leap" from despair to prosperity.
Entrepreneurs renew society by constantly looking for opportunities to make products, institutions and practices better, says Bill Green, Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education at the University of Miami.
Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation was established by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. The Kauffman Foundation's vision is to foster "a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities." In service of this vision, and in keeping with our founder's wishes, we focus our grant making and operations on two areas: advancing entrepreneurship and improving the education of children and youth.
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