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Is the Crowd Ready to Invest in Startups?

Equity crowdfunding has drawn a lot of excitement from policymakers as a new way for firms to raise capital and to democratize the investing scene. Can it reach the lofty potential its proponents dream on?

Insights from the Entrepreneurial Finance and Innovation Conference

Highlights of 3 papers presented at the 2015 Entrepreneurial Finance and Innovation Conference.

Crowdfunding, Risk, and Syndicates

Kauffman research analyst Chris Jackson delves into some of the risks that crowdfunding presents to investors, and how a growing number of syndicates may provide useful information to decrease exposure to that risk

Entrepreneurship and Microlending

Kauffman intern Sarah Mitchell explores the different types of microlending, and how this kind of financing opportunities helps low-income entrepreneurs.

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Dodd-Frank and Modernizing the ECPA

Members of Congress returned to Washington from August recess last week and are getting back into the swing of things. While committee hearings on Planned Parenthood and Iran will get the headlines, there are a few hearings of interest to followers of the entrepreneurial economy – including a couple on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act at five years.

Lessons from Programmatic Research – A 1 Million Cups Anthology

Kauffman researchers explore the attendance, connections, and importance of entrepreneurship organizations within an ecosystem, as well as the demographics and challenges of early-stage companies in the 1 Million Cups program.

Startup Capital and the Native American Entrepreneur

Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch highlights the financing challenge among many Native American entrepreneurs in the third part of her four part series.

Research-based Sessions for SXSW Interactive 2016

Kauffman researchers Alex Krause and Colin Tomkins-Bergh aim to bring their findings on entrepreneurship behavior, demographics, and trends to SXSW 2016.

5 Sets of Challenges Native American Entrepreneurs Face

Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch explores the challenges facing Native American entrepreneurs in the second part of her four part series.

Opportunity Awaits: Native Americans and Entrepreneurship

Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch shares the first of a four part series on Native American entrepreneurship.