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.

Entrepreneurship Starts at Home: How Research Can Inform Policy

Kauffman research is increasingly pointing to the importance of location to entrepreneurship.

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Cromnibus, Immigration and Stupidity

12/08/14 Several hot-button issues come into focus this week in Washington. All eyes are on the “CRomnibus” – the hybrid continuing resolution and omnibus package that would temporarily fund the federal government – and just how Republicans and Democrats will agree to avoid another government shutdown. The argument is tied to President Obama’s executive order on immigration and that issue is the main topic of Judiciary Committee hearings in the House and Senate this week. Not to be overlooked, Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economics professor that made comments about the “stupidity of the American voter” helping pass of the Affordable Care Act, will be testifying in front of the House Oversight Committee about the fiasco and the “transparency failures” that went along with it. Other topics covered this week include: drones, cybersecurity, the future of nuclear energy and retirement security.

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Immigration Battle Threatens Another Shutdown

12/01/14 Members of Congress return to Washington this week and partisan resentment over President Obama’s executive order on immigration reform has some thinking that Republicans and Democrats will wage another spending battle with yet another threat of a federal government shutdown. Whether or not that will be the case remains to be seen over the next several days, but it is the topic of the only committee hearing of note this week.

An Entrepreneurial Renaissance

09/22/14 Congressman Steve Chabot of Ohio talks about how federal policies could clear the way for an entrepreneurial renaissance in America -- looking at access to capital, talent and approaches to remove barrier to entrepreneurship.

On The Hill: Startup Visas Can Positively Impact the Economy

07/23/14 Dane Stangler and Jason Wiens explain how a startup visa could create up to 1.6 million jobs and boost the economy by up to 1.5 percent.

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.

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.

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.