Entrepreneur Demographics

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.

Kauffman Sketchbook Features Insights from the Founders of Warby Parker

04/22/14 Dave Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal share the story of collaboration between close friends to create and build an online alternative to overpriced eyewear.

The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity: 1996-2013

04/16/14 The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity is a leading indicator of new business creation in the United States.

Infographic: Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, 1996-2013

04/09/14 The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity is a leading indicator of new business creation in the United States.

Entrepreneurial Activity Declines Again in 2013 as Labor Market Strengthens, according to Kauffman Report

04/09/14 New data reveal, for the first time, evidence that the share of “opportunity” entrepreneurship increases with improving economic conditions.

Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity Interactive

04/09/14 As the nation's employment rate continued to improve, America's overall business creation rate declined slightly from 0.30 percent of American adults per month starting businesses in 2012 to 0.28 percent in 2013.

NPR Looks at the Growing Number of Older Adult Entrepreneurs

04/02/14 National Public Radio's All Things Considered looks at the growing number of older adults turning to entrepreneurship.

On Entrepreneur.com: Strong Founders are Self-Critical

02/26/14 Learn why entrepreneurs need to balance high self-confidence with genuine self-honesty.

‘Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life’ Can Help New Business Owners Meet Needs of Both Business and Family

02/20/14 Kauffman Founders School's new “Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life” series features insights from Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, an Inc.com columnist and author of the award-winning book For Better or For Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families.

In Search of a Second Act: The Challenges and Advantages of Senior Entrepreneurship

02/12/14 Kauffman Foundation Vice President of Research and Policy, Dane Stangler, provided testimony to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging & the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on how policymakers can foster senior entrepreneurship.

Dampening High-Tech Dynamism Demonstrates Need to Reignite Entrepreneurial Economy

02/11/14 A new white paper shows sustained declines in business dynamism across a wide swath of the U.S. economy, including the high-tech sector that has been critical for sparking economic growth in recent decades.