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Kauffman Founders School Launches Video Series on How to Evolve from Founder to CEO

Matt Blumberg, author of Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business, coaches founders through the crucial transitions that turn a startup into a sustainable business.

The Economic Impact of High-Growth Startups

High-growth firms are a rare phenomenon in entrepreneurship that have a big impact on the economy. This Entrepreneurship Policy Digest offers insights on how to create fertile ground for growth.

About the Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs (ASE), the Largest Annual Survey Data Collection of U.S. Entrepreneurs

Kauffman researchers E.J. Reedy and Arnobio Morelix share about the new Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs (ASE), a public-private partnership between the U.S. Census Bureau, the Kauffman Foundation, and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).

Today’s Changes to the Rules for JOBS Act

Stemming from the 2012 Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, SEC regulations take effect today. However, it appears work still needs to be done. At the Angel Capital Association Summit in Philadelphia last week, I talked to investors about a bill moving swiftly through Congress to remove an unintended consequence of today’s new rules.

Three Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About and Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship

Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix shares three facts you (probably) didn't know about venture capital and entrepreneurship

SBA to Award $3.95 Million to Accelerators Across U.S.

Last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration launched a $3.95 million Growth Accelerator Fund competition for accelerators and other entrepreneurial ecosystem models -- with a special emphasis on parts of the country where there are fewer conventional sources of early stage capital. More than 75 winners will be selected to receive $50,000 each.

Sharing the Risk of Entrepreneurship

In the last of policy commentaries emerging from the latest Global Entrepreneurship Congress, I note that governments are taking an increasing interest in mitigating the risks of their entrepreneurs who start new firms, and as more people accept the broader societal value of the doers and makers of things. We unpack one such issue highlighted by Kauffman Foundation CEO Wendy Guillies, who recently recommended U.S. policymakers consider allowing individuals to maintain unemployment insurance when they are starting a business.

VC Starts 2016 Down, But Poised for Expansion?

Regardless of which source you consider, the amount of money venture capitalists invested in startups in the first quarter of 2016 has dropped.

The Rise of Angel Investing

As I wrote last week, the annual Global Entrepreneurship Congress brought to light new insights for policymakers as to how the world can develop more robust ecosystems for our entrepreneurs and their investors and supporters. Over the next few weeks I plan to dive deeper into some of the learnings and outputs on specific topics. Today, we look at early stage investing.

Can Social Insurance Unlock Entrepreneurial Opportunities?

A new Entrepreneurship Policy Digest examines if a more robust safety net to protect against risk would encourage more people to start companies.