Taking a close look at subsets of entrepreneurs according to gender, age, ethnicity, location, industry and background offers an essential view of how a population's characteristics and makeup influence its success.
As corporations identify challenges within their operations, corporate leaders are increasingly looking to young, startup entrepreneurs for dynamic thinking and innovative problem solving. There is a shifting corporate culture to expand in-house solutions to a more open and collaborative environment, and the startup-corporate connection is a mutually beneficial partnership.
In a few weeks, the next Innovation Policy and the Economy conference will be held in Washington, DC to explore digitization’s consequence for economic activity. The conference draws on some of the frontier research in this area, encompassing issues in TV, online payment systems, platforms, industry restructuring, technology and the labor force, and the institutions that support or deter economic growth.
Research and policy continue to play an increasing role as nearly every country around the world searches for the right formulas to stimulate new firm formation and entrepreneurial growth. That much was evident throughout the eighth edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, with roughly 4,000 delegates from 158 countries gathering last week in Medellin, Colombia – and it was solidified when Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, joined me in signing an agreement that aligns the SME Ministerial with the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, next occurring in Johannesburg, South Africa.
There has been a fair amount of pessimism about the U.S. economy lately as Wall Street was pounded with significant losses in early 2016. But a new book from the Roosevelt Institute and Kauffman Foundation counters that with a look at a future in which innovation could produce the strongest economic boom since the 1950s while also promoting broader opportunity and equity.
All entrepreneurs and their companies face an uphill battle to succeed. But for women, this hill is steeper. Understanding these unique challenges and potential ways to combat them is the focus of the Kauffman's State of the Field’s topic on gender.
Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix shares themes from the State of Entrepreneurship in America Address through tweets
By all accounts, the 2016 presidential campaign has thus far been anything but ordinary. An unconventional candidate with no record of public service has built broad support and a “Democratic socialist” who advocates higher taxes, free college tuition, and more and better paying jobs is giving the presumptive Democratic Party nominee a run for her money.
It is a popular time of year to take stock of the U.S. economy and its future outlook. Beyond the annual State of the Union address in Washington, there are several private sector assessments of entrepreneurship and the U.S. economy, such as the Kauffman Foundation’s annual State of Entrepreneurship address. The question is will entrepreneurs have as big a role as before in the outlook and what do we need to know to assess how America is stacking up against its competition?
One physical vision of how entrepreneurship is started is by a spark of inspiration, sometimes between coworkers, sometimes in the classroom, sometimes in the shower.
New in 2015 from the Kauffman Foundation, the Kauffman Index: Startup Activity brings together the latest data available on entrepreneurial trends nationally, at the state level, and for the 40 largest metropolitan areas of the United States.
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