Immigrant Entrepreneurship

America’s new immigrant entrepreneurs have created and now lead some of the world’s most innovative companies. Immigrants to the U.S. bring a fresh perspective that can translate into new ideas for businesses.

Lessons for U.S. Metro Areas: Characteristics and Clustering of High-Tech Immigrant Entrepreneurs

04/03/14 An open and culturally diverse environment helps promote high-tech entrepreneurship among both immigrants and the U.S.-born, according to a new research report released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

The Economic Case for Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs

03/31/14 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.

Kauffman Policy Digest Makes the Case for Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs to U.S. with a ‘Startup Visa’

03/27/14 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.

On RollCall.com: Break Immigration Reform Gridlock

03/27/14 U.S. policymakers may want to approach immigration reform by focusing on economic growth as a strategy, say Dane Spangler and Jason Wiens in an op-ed posted on the Roll Call website.

Study of U.S. Metros With Most High-Tech Immigrant Entrepreneurs Provides Lessons for Other Regions

03/25/14 An open and culturally diverse environment helps promote high-tech entrepreneurship among both immigrants and the U.S.-born, according to a new research report released today.

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation Launches At the Table: Women in Business and Leadership Program

09/16/13 At The Table is an initiative that ensures Latina entrepreneurs, business professionals and leaders have access to necessary resources and skills that propel them forward to higher levels of success and influence.

H-1B Visas Essential to Attracting and Retaining Talent in America - NFAP Policy Brief

05/01/13 H-1B temporary visas have been an essential avenue for allowing high-skilled foreign nationals to work in America, according to a Kauffman Foundation-funded National Foundation for American Policy report.

Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity 1996-2012

04/17/13 As the unemployment rate fell in 2012, another economic indicator dropped too: the overall business creation rate. According to the annual Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, the 2012 rate declined slightly from 0.32 percent of American adults per month starting businesses in 2011 to 0.30 percent in 2012.

The Contributions of Immigrants to Cancer Research in America - NFAP Policy Brief

03/12/13 More than 40 percent of the cancer researchers at America's top cancer institutes are immigrants, according to a Kauffman Foundation-funded National Foundation for American Policy report released.

Give Me Your Entrepreneurs, Your Innovators: Estimating Employment Impact of a Startup Visa

02/12/13 Startup Visas would unleash a torrent of entrepreneurial energy among foreign-born individuals in the United States, according to a white paper released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.