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Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurhip Shifting to Growthology

Since 2003, the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship has landed in the inboxes of tens of thousands of subscribers each week, tracking the pulse of public policies and programs aimed at helping entrepreneurs and stimulating economic growth. In August, PDE is shifting to Growthology – another long-time Kauffman Foundation blog that makes complex findings accessible to entrepreneurs, policymakers, media outlets, and fellow researchers.Read More >

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Summer Recess, Conventions and Campaigning (Part 1)

Congress has adjourned for a two-month recess that will be filled with campaigning ahead of the general election in November. Members have left Washington for their home districts -- and the Republican National Convention which begins today in Cleveland, Ohio. Read More >

Entrepreneurs in the Post-Brexit World

It is an exciting time to be an entrepreneur in Britain. While Brexit brings plenty of headaches for political leaders, resetting the rulebook opens new doors and brings fresh opportunities for entrepreneurs.Read More >

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Growing Business, Not Bureaucracy

This week, the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee will hold a hearing on “Encouraging Entrepreneurship: Growing Business, Not Bureaucracy” and hear from witnesses representing academia, startup accelerators / VCs, corporates and the financial industry.Read More >

Measuring Presidential Agendas, Mapping the Future of Entrepreneurship Policy

Of course, both major United States presidential candidate contenders — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — have said they will create more jobs in the United States by supporting entrepreneurs. Having just discussed in this blog some of President Barack Obama’s accomplishments to this end, it is time to look forward into what details we know so far as to the presidential candidates’ agendas to help entrepreneurs form and scale new firms.Read More >

Policy Dialogue Shifting to Growthology

Since 2003, the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship has landed in the inboxes of tens of thousands of subscribers each week, tracking the pulse of public policies and programs aimed at helping entrepreneurs and stimulating economic growth. In August, PDE is shifting to Growthology – another long-time Kauffman Foundation blog that makes complex findings accessible to entrepreneurs, policymakers, media outlets, and fellow researchers.Read More >

Global Leadership for Entrepreneurship

While the notion that you must be in Silicon Valley to be a successful startup is thankfully less common these days, all eyes were on the region last week, and for a very good reason. U.S. President Barack Obama gathered more than 1000 international entrepreneurs and investors at Stanford University for a landmark summit that included some of the biggest founder brands in the space. Read More >

NYC Tops for Women Entrepreneurs

During the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University last week, Dell announced findings of its 2016 Women Entrepreneur Cities Index (WE Cities) of 25 global cities fostering high potential women entrepreneurs. New York City ranks No. 1 overall among the 25 cities for its ability to attract and support women entrepreneurs with top marks in several categories, including Policy Enabling Market Access.Read More >

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: America Without Entrepreneurs?

While discussions about the economic impact of the Brexit vote continue to reverberate around the world, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship considers another bleak scenario – America without entrepreneurs. The Kauffman Foundation’s Dane Stangler joins Donna Harris of 1776 and John Letteiri of the Economic Innovation Group to examine the consequences of dwindling startup activity in the U.S.Read More >

Louisiana Helping Startups Scale

The latest Kauffman Index on Growth Entrepreneurship showed Louisiana toward the top of its rankings of large states, thanks in part to a particularly strong trend on scale-ups. The state has the highest share of scale-ups in the U.S. -- the number of firms that started small but grew to employ fifty people or more by their tenth year of operation as a percentage of all employer firms ten years and younger. One program that seems to be contributing to that is the Economic Gardening Initiative run by Louisiana Economic Development. Read More >