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.
U.S. policymakers continue to debate immigration reform as many try to figure out a way to enable immigrants to start businesses in the United States after satisfying certain funding, employment, and other requirements. Meanwhile, India, the country that sends far and away more entrepreneurs to the U.S. than any other, has a new policy that might help keep more of that startup talent at home.
Aspiring entrepreneurs take different paths to launch their first startup. Some wait until they near retirement. Some drop out of college hoping to become the next Mark Zuckerberg. Others don't even make it that far. For those who decide to pursue an MBA as a first step, a new study from the Financial Times outlines the top programs for entrepreneurs -- with seven of the top 10 in the United States.
Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson dives into the Kauffman Index: Startup Activity and emphasizes the importance of the role immigrants play in entrepreneurship.
Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch looks at how startup culture can be more inclusive to women and parents.
In a piece on The Hill's Congress blog, Dane Stangler and Jason Wiens explain how a startup visa could create up to 1.6 million jobs and boost the economy by up to 1.5 percent.
The U.S. economy reversed a five-year downward trend in startup activity last year with a big jump in the number of new entrepreneurs.
Startup activity bounced upward in 32 of the 50 U.S. states last year, and 18 of the nation’s top 40 metropolitan areas also saw increases in new venture activity.
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn,” said futurist Alvin Toffler. Are policymakers focused on building entrepreneurial economies in the name of jobs, or is it really a cunning worker training strategy as we start to equip all our young to be familiar with the dynamics of opportunity recognition, the educational value of “failure” and the magic of iterative testing and validation that underpins modern day entrepreneurial endeavors?
Reversing a downward cycle that began in 2009, U.S. startup activity ascended last year, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index: Startup Activity.
Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix explores the ways in which student debt can affect millennial entrepreneurs
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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