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Commerce Dept. Announces $10 Million in Innovation Grants

Last August, the Department of Commerce announced it would be giving out $10 million in funding through its i6 Challenge program and Seed Fund Support Grants. Today, it unveiled the 25 awardees through the two programs -- both part of the Economic Development Administration's Regional Innovation Strategies -- designed to advance innovation and capacity-building activities in regions across the United States.

The Taxing Will Continue Until Morale Improves

Tax incentives do not create new jobs because young, high-growth firms begun by entrepreneurs create jobs. Entrepreneurs beginning young, high growth firms care less about tax breaks than they do for proximity to talent, capital and the amenities of urban living.

2016 U.S. Federal Budget Bodes Well for Innovation

In recent years, research universities across the country have faced squeezed public financial support as the agencies that channel funds through them, like the National Institutes of Health (NIH), dealt with sequestration and the 2013 cuts in federal government funding. So what does the $1.5 trillion spending measure that passed in Congress in December mean for scientific research and the so-called innovation deficit in the United States?

Does Racial Wealth Disparity Hinder Entrepreneurship?

Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch explores the connection between race, wealth disparity, and entrepreneurship rates.

Kauffman Foundation Honors Promising Scholars for Ground-Breaking Research in Entrepreneurship

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced today the recipient of the 2016 Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research and the recipients of the 2016 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship.

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.