The Constant: Companies That Matter
The pace at which the United States produces $100-million companies has been stable over the last 20 years despite changes in the economy. However, according to a new Kauffman paper released, the locations and sectors in which those companies are created are changing.
A Tale of Two Entrepreneurs: Understanding Differences in the Types of Entrepreneurship in the Economy
Not all startup companies are created equal. Although both innovation-driven enterprises (IDEs) and traditional small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can provide valuable products and services and create jobs, IDEs – startups focused on addressing global markets based on technological, process or business model innovation – can potentially create hundreds or even thousands of high-skill jobs if they succeed.
From Lab Bench to Innovation: Critical Challenges to Nascent Academic Entrepreneurs
New technology innovations – and the startup companies formed to commercialize them – increasingly have their beginnings in university research labs.
And it's more likely that PhD students, not faculty, form the initial idea for a new technology. While in later stages these ventures resemble typical technology startups, they experience a different early development process, decision points and potential conflicts that can make or break an innovation's chances of making it to market.
H-1B Visas Essential to Attracting and Retaining Talent in America - NFAP Policy Brief
H-1B temporary visas have been an essential avenue for allowing high-skilled foreign nationals to work in America, according to a Kauffman Foundation-funded National Foundation for American Policy report.
Ready, Willing, and Able? Kansas City Parents Talk About How to Improve Schools and What They Can Do to Help
Schools seeking to boost parental involvement will need to tailor their approaches to match parents' differing views and concerns, according to a new report funded by the Kauffman Foundation. The report from Public Agenda, "Ready, Willing and Able? Kansas City Parents Talk About How to Improve Schools and What They Can Do to Help," indicates that parental involvement means very different things to different parents, with some drawn to advocacy and school reform while others are more comfortable participating in time-honored tasks like helping with school clubs, sports and bake sales.
Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity 1996-2012
As the unemployment rate fell in 2012, another economic indicator dropped too: the overall business creation rate.
According to the annual Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity released today, the 2012 rate declined slightly from 0.32 percent of American adults per month starting businesses in 2011 to 0.30 percent in 2012.
2013 Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey: Methodology & Analysis
Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, today released the second-annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey showing that Utah, Alabama, New Hampshire, Idaho and Texas rated as the top-five friendliest states for small business.
Energizing an Ecosystem: Brewing 1 Million Cups
In what some might consider an ironic twist, technology seems to play a lesser role in building a local entrepreneurial community for startups than good old-fashioned face-time and word of mouth.
Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Environment Index 2012
Data on newly formed companies and their founders are hard to come by, but a vital component to measuring economic health. In an effort to learn more about the challenges facing today's entrepreneurs, LegalZoom and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation surveyed 1,431 business owners who formed their companies through LegalZoom in 2012.
Give Me Your Entrepreneurs, Your Innovators: Estimating Employment Impact of a Startup Visa
Startup Visas would unleash a torrent of entrepreneurial energy among foreign-born individuals in the United States, according to a white paper released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The report, "Give Me Your Entrepreneurs, Your Innovators: Estimating the Employment Impact of a Startup Visa," said that offering the visas has the potential to add, conservatively, between 500,000 and 1.6 million new jobs over the next 10 years.