A Market-Based Approach for Crossing the Valley of Death: The Benefits of a Capital Gains Exemption for Investments in Startups
New companies with high growth potential – and with high potential to create jobs – often struggle to obtain sufficient capital to cross the so-called "Valley of Death" in the process from concept to prototype. With continued economic uncertainty, government funding is no longer a guaranteed solution, and private investors have become increasingly risk averse.
Startup Weekend and Partners Launch Startup Weekend Next
A bold new entrepreneurial program called Startup Weekend Next inspires, educates and empowers individuals, teams and communities, including some 30,000 entrepreneurs from 10,000 early-stage startups in more than 350 cities worldwide.
Story of a Startup Catalyst Points to the Power of Regions in Kauffman Foundation Paper
"The Start Uprising," a white paper released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, examines where the Startup America Partnership started and where it is now. It is a story chock full of lessons for anyone interested in being a catalyst for entrepreneurship.
White House Announces Startup America Partnership to Foster Innovative, High-Growth Firms in United States
Today, as part of President Obama's national strategy to stimulate economic growth and the creation of quality jobs, the White House announced the launch of the Startup America Partnership. Chaired by Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, CEO of Revolution LLC and chairman of the Case Foundation, the Partnership will receive launch funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Case Foundation, and act as an independent private-sector alliance intended to dramatically increase the development, prevalence and success of innovative, high-growth U.S. firms. Carl Schramm, CEO of the Kauffman Foundation, will serve as a founding board member of the effo