13 Area Entrepreneurs in Spotlight on Monday as Startup@Kauffman Demo Day Kicks Off One Week KC
Startups from metro area and Joplin will pitch their businesses to audience of mentors, advisors and potential partners. Live webcast can be viewed at www.siliconprairienews.com.
Acceleration of U.S. Energy Sector Requires Reform at Every Stage of the Innovation Pipeline
To become a global competitor in the burgeoning clean energy industry, the United States must reform policies and practices all along the innovation pipeline, from research and development to deployment and adoption. That’s according to a report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released today at the Global Cleantech Open, which was held as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Call for Applications: Kauffman Life Science Ventures Summit
Life science startups face more complex and daunting hurdles than new enterprises in non-regulated industries do. To help aspiring and early-stage life science entrepreneurs address these challenges, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation will hold a Kauffman Life Science Ventures Summit June 22-23, 2012.
Casting a Wide Net Factsheet: Online Activities of Small and New Businesses in the United States
The Internet's profound effect on how U.S. businesses operate is even more pronounced among young companies, according to a research report released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The study, "Casting a Wide Net: Online Activities of Small and New Businesses in the United States," reveals that new businesses have a higher propensity to use websites, email, and to sell online, and that these inclinations have an impact on capitalization and longevity.
Casting A Wide Net: Online Activities of Small and New Businesses in the United States
The Internet's profound effect on how U.S. businesses operate is even more pronounced among young companies, according to a research report released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The study, "Casting a Wide Net: Online Activities of Small and New Businesses in the United States," reveals that new businesses have a higher propensity to use websites, email, and to sell online, and that these inclinations have an impact on capitalization and longevity.
Closing the Transition Gap: The Rule of Law Imperative to Stabilization Environments
It goes without saying that a breakdown in rule of law prohibits economic growth and disincentivizes entrepreneurs. In the paper the Kauffman Foundation released, the fourth in the Expeditionary Economics Research Series, "Closing the Transition Gap: The Rule of Law Imperative in Stabilization Environments", author Brock Dahl examines the strategic, moral and legal arguments that creating and sustaining rule of law institutions is an imperative from the very first day of an intervention or regime change.
Expanded Private Sector Comparative Effective Research Could Reduce Health Care Spending, According to Kauffman Study
Policies that incentivize the private sector to invest in comparative effective research (CER) could reduce the growth rate in U.S. health care spending—while improving the overall quality of care. That's according to a new Kauffman Foundation-funded study by Wharton School professor Scott Harrington.
Expect More -- Do More
In an article published in the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology, Kauffman Foundation General Counsel John Tyler exposes the absent and weak links between vision, policies and practices of universities and federal policy for advancing innovations.
From Lab to Bench to Market: House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Improving Commercialization
Lesa Mitchell, the Kauffman Foundation's Vice President of Advancing Innovation offered testimony before the House Committee on Science and Technology on how improving technology commercialization of government-funded research can drive economic growth and job creation. Mitchell spoke on several policy proposals and the Kauffman Foundation's current thinking on best practices in advancing technology commercialization.
Kauffman Foundation and ITIF Unveil Global Innovation Policy Report Ranking 55 Nations' Capacities for Economic Growth
In the midst of intense global competition for innovation supremacy among countries, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released today one of the most comprehensive assessments ever undertaken of countries' innovation policies. The Global Innovation Policy Index benchmarks the effectiveness of the innovation policies of 55 countries – including virtually all EU, OECD, APEC and BRIC economies – and provides a framework for making effective policies.
Kauffman Foundation Announces Grant to StartX
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announces an $800,000 grant to StartX, which runs a startup accelerator for university students, to support expansion and national scaling of the program.
Kauffman Foundation Extends Grant to Astia to Accelerate the Growth of Women-led Firms
In an ongoing commitment to women high-growth entrepreneurs, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced a two-year extension of its previous grant to Astia, an organization dedicated to the success of women-led high-growth startups.
Kauffman Foundation Leaders to Participate in White House Energy Innovation Conference
Tomorrow's White House Energy Innovation Conference is expected to be a breakthrough event for leaders in an industry wrought with regulatory challenges and disparate players who need to find ways to connect in order to meet the growing demand for innovations.
Kauffman Foundation Will Host Oct. 8 Kansas City Stop on reddit “Internet 2012” Bus Tour
Kansas City is one of several Midwest stops on the reddit 10-day "Internet 2012" campaign bus tour recently announced by the social news website.
Kauffman Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy’s ARPA-E, and Arizona State University to Host Southwest Energy Innovation Forum on October 18
To support high-growth clean energy businesses in America, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) and Arizona State University (ASU) will co-host the Southwest Energy Innovation Forum at ASU's SkySong Innovation Center on October 18, 2010. This regional forum is part of a national effort to drive clean energy innovation and propel economic development and job creation in the United States.
KC STEM Alliance
The KC STEM Alliance is a collaborative network of educators, business partners and organizations that inspires interest in science, technology, engineering, and math careers. It supports Kansas City area schools by assisting in the implementation of two nationally recognized STEM programs: Project Lead The Way® and US FIRST®.
Maker Faire: Kansas City Promises Excitement and Inspiration for Audiences of All Ages
Union Station is gearing up for a big weekend festival for Maker Faire: Kansas City on June 23-24 — a weekend show-and-tell festival celebrating innovation, invention and creativity. Maker Faire: Kansas City features more than 270 makers showing off their creations and innovations in the areas of technology, electronics, pyrotechnics, engineering, art and craft making.
New Kauffman Videos Feature America’s Great Job Creators: Immigrant Entrepreneurs
In "America's Great Job Creators: Immigrant Entrepreneurs," U.S. company founders from Korea, Russia, India and other countries share the potential benefits of expanding the number of green cards so more immigrant entrepreneurs can create companies and jobs in the United States. Right now, visa backlogs are forcing high-skilled immigrants to return to their home countries.
New Report Details the Contributions of Immigrants to Cancer Research in America
More than 40 percent of the cancer researchers at America's top cancer institutes are immigrants, according to a Kauffman Foundation-funded National Foundation for American Policy report released today.
New Standard Licensing Agreement Expedites University Startups, According to Kauffman Foundation Paper
A new licensing process for commercializing university research will support American universities' startup companies and enable long-term economic growth, according to a new paper released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. As universities are debating how best to expedite commercialization of research, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has developed the Carolina Express License Agreement, a standard licensing agreement to commercialize academic discoveries that promises to ease the formation of new companies and maintain American competitiveness by promoting new firm formation.
New Titles from the Kauffman Foundation
A preview of seven new book titles funded by the Kauffman Foundation, from leading scholars on topics related to entrepreneurship and innovation in a wide range of academic disciplines and perspectives.
New, Interactive iStart Business Profiles Connect Entrepreneurs to Startup Community
iStart, a global online resource for business competitions, today unveiled its new website designed to make it easier for entrepreneurs to build a stronger network, get constructive feedback and connect with potential partners.
Opening Up Big Data is the Big Solution to Curing Health Care Ills, according to Kauffman Report
Cost trends in U.S. health care consistently increase at about 2.5 percentage points faster than the general rate of inflation – clearly an unsustainable rate. To address what it called "America's most urgent public policy problem," the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released a report at The Atlantic's fourth annual Health Care Forum in Washington today that focuses on improving the cost-benefit balance in American health care through open access to medical data.
Role of Fortune 500 Turnover as Economic Indicator is Overstated, Kauffman Foundation Study Concludes
A new study released today from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation tests claims by some economists and commentators who have argued that annual turnover on the Fortune 500 list — and its rise over time — is evidence of the strength of U.S. innovation and productivity. The study concludes that, while the number of spots on the list that change as companies enter and exit the top 500 is an "example of how mind-bendingly and marvelously complex the world of capitalism can be," it is an unreliable economic indicator.
Startup Weekend™ Expands Operations Globally, Opens Regional Offices in London and Mexico City
Startup Weekend — a Kauffman Foundation-supported nonprofit that delivers hands-on entrepreneurship education — is opening its first regional headquarters offices in London and Mexico City.
The Making of the Personal Health Manifesto
A call for the medical community to support reforms for the rapid adoption of new scientific breakthroughs in personalized health.
Valuing Health Care: Improving Productivity and Quality
Cost trends in U.S. health care consistently increase at about 2.5 percentage points faster than the general rate of inflation – clearly an unsustainable rate. To address what it called "America's most urgent public policy problem," the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released a report that focuses on improving the cost-benefit balance in American health care through open access to medical data.
Winner Named in Global Desktop Factory Competition
The inventor of a machine that turns plastic pellets into affordable filaments for low-cost 3D printers is the winner of the first Desktop Fabrication Competition, a global contest sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, Maker Education Initiative and Inventables.