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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.

The Connectivity of Hip-Hop’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Connectivity, specifically, is never more evident than in hip-hop’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Economic Impact of High-Growth Startups

High-growth firms are a rare phenomenon in entrepreneurship that have a big impact on the economy. This Entrepreneurship Policy Digest offers insights on how to create fertile ground for growth.

What the Changing Nature of Work Means for Entrepreneurship

The traditional employer-employee work relationship is changing, brought on in part by the business model of young, innovative firms. This Policy Digest explores the impact of the platform economy on entrepreneurship and provides policy recommendations.

Startup Activity in America -- A Look at Startup Policy and the Kauffman Index

Policy Director Jason Wiens and Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix share presentations and findings around the Kauffman Index of Startup Activity and what policymakers can do to affect it

”Normal” Jobs are a Safety Net for Entrepreneurs

The right incentives can go a long way towards successful entrepreneurship. How does a functional, healthy labor market help entrepreneurs?

The Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship

The Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship brings mayors and entrepreneurship experts together to discuss ways to promote startup activity and encourage higher levels of entrepreneurship in their cities.

Entrepreneurs Create Businesses that Help Platform Economy Workers

The emergence of the platform economy has presented entrepreneurs with opportunities to develop innovative solutions to problems facing participants in this new economy.