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.

Kauffman-Funded NFAP Studies Explores Immigrants’ Importance to U.S. Science, Engineering

06/27/14 Immigrants have played an increasingly important role in contributing to science and engineering advancements in America, according to a Kauffman Foundation-funded National Foundation for American Policy report.

House and Senate Bills Could Advance Innovation and Competitiveness, According to Kauffman-Funded NFAP Report

06/27/14 A Kauffman-funded National Foundation for American Policy report finds that key parts of pending immigration bills would open the door wider to highly skilled individuals.

New Kauffman Policy Digest Offers States Policy Alternatives that Spur Entrepreneurial Growth

06/11/14 Policy Digest points to strategies that can foster business creation rather than relocation to boost local economies

Entrepreneurship's Role in Economic Development

06/11/14 Culling ideas from Kauffman research and those developed at a recent Kauffman Foundation conference on state incentive programs, the Policy Digest offers the following strategies for how states can better foster entrepreneurship.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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.