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Kauffman Sketchbook - "Zero Barriers to Startup"

Victor Hwang, Kauffman Foundation vice president of Entrepreneurship, notes the contributions entrepreneurs make to their communities and invites people to join the Zero Barriers to Startup movement, which is based on the belief that regardless of race, gender or where they live, individuals have a fundamental right to start a business without confusion and artificial barriers.

Zero Barriers at State of Entrepreneurship 2017

At the recent 2017 Annual State of Entrepreneurship Address, the Kauffman Foundation issued a challenge, to policymakers, entrepreneurs and their supporters alike, to join the Zero Barriers movement to help clear the path for the makers, the doers, the dreamers. The post-Recession rebound is not reversing a long-term decline in startups; we are calling on everyone who fights for entrepreneurs to join us in breaking down barriers to rev up the startup rate. See what happens when more than 150 policymakers, entrepreneurs and thought leaders work together to solve challenges facing startups today.

2017 State of Entrepreneurship Address

The 8th annual State of Entrepreneurship Address discussed the resurgence of entrepreneurship in the United States, but also that three megatrends must be taken into account to reverse the longer term decline of startups.

Victor Hwang State of Entrepreneurship 2017 Speech

If we truly believe that everyone has a fundamental right to turn an idea into an economic reality, regardless of who you are or where you're from, with zero barriers in the way, then we must be willing to fight for that right.

Victor Hwang Testimony Before U.S. House Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access

Victor Hwang presented the trends in entrepreneurs and Zero Barriers initiative before the U.S. House Small Business Committee hearing on the State of the Small Business Economy

1 Million Cups

A weekly educational and networking program founded by the Kauffman Foundation that strives to engage entrepreneurs in their communities.

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

Kauffman Entrepreneurship Scholars Awards inspire young researchers to study entrepreneurship

Venture for America

Entrepreneurship fellowship program seeks high-growth startups interested in hiring recent college graduates from around the country

Caffeinating 100 Communities

This week, the 100th 1MC community launches in Waco, Texas.