Entrepreneurship Policy

Policy principles and protocols can help pave the way for entrepreneurs to move forward or hamper their ability to establish their business, grow and prosper.

The Economic Case for Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs

03/27/15 The Kauffman Foundation highlights strategies for how a “startup visa” would allow immigrants to start businesses in the United States after satisfying certain funding, employment, and other requirements.

Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2015 Comes to a Close

03/23/15 It is a fairly common refrain that "entrepreneurship is messy." Last week's Global Entrepreneurship Congress reminded us of this -- from entrepreneurs sharing stories of repeated failures before pivoting toward success to policymakers searching for an elusive roadmap to strengthen their entrepreneurial ecosystems.

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: The Internet of Things

03/23/15 This week, members of Congress get an up-close look at the Internet of Things with a showcase and committee hearing that examine the benefits of connected devices while exploring security and privacy issues as the global market doubles in the next five years.

Reworking Occupational Licensing

03/20/15 Kauffman Researcher Chris Jackson explains how licensing regimes can stifle labor mobility and examines some policy remedies.

Four Indicators to Assess Local Ecosystem Vibrancy

03/16/15 Most communities fall short in assessing the performance of their entrepreneurial ecosystems, according to a new Kauffman paper.

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: FCC, Patent Reform and More

03/16/15 With members of the House returning to Washington after a quick recess, the schedule is packed full of congressional committee hearings this week.

Addressing the Demand for Better Entrepreneurship Research

03/16/15 Seeking a better understanding of the phenomenon that is entrepreneurship, the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network held its Annual Meeting today in Milan to examine fundamental questions about fostering entrepreneurship, share research findings, and develop new joint research initiatives.

Measuring an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

03/16/15 This paper offers twelve indicators and their sources for measuring the outcomes and vibrancy of a local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Measuring an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

This paper offers twelve indicators and their sources for measuring the outcomes and vibrancy of a local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

How Local and State Governments Can Rev Up Business Creation

03/10/15 Local and state governments should reformulate their efforts to promote business startups, according to a research paper released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation that first focuses on what does not work.