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Crowdfunding on the Rise in Emerging Economies

Barriers to entrepreneurship continue to fall, leading to a democratization of entrepreneurship. Startup success no longer requires a Silicon Valley zip code in the U.S. -- or even residence in a strong, developed nation. A new report highlights global crowdfunding developments of 2015 and forecasts an increase of more than 50 percent over the next 12 months.

MIT Report Illustrates Impact on Global Entrepreneurship

Just how much impact can one university have on the global economy. Apparently, quite a bit. A new December 2015 study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reports that MIT's alumni entrepreneurs generate annual revenues of roughly $1.9 trillion.

Kauffman Foundation Awards New Grants to Bolster KC Metro-Area Entrepreneurship Growth

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has announced four new grants totaling more than $1 million to local not-for-profit organizations that serve the area’s existing and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Incentives for Silver Startups

Are older entrepreneurs, sometimes dubbed third age entrepreneurs, encore entrepreneurs or seniorpreneurs more likely to start businesses than recent college graduates?

Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference: Part 2

Leading entrepreneurial scholars and practitioners discuss the meaning and importance of an entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference: Part 1

Leading scholars and practitioners cover the meaning and importance of an entrepreneurship ecosystem.

One in a Million Video Submission Mashup

During the search for One in a Million, we asked entrepreneurs to tell us a story. They submitted video segments using the power of visual language to capture the essence of what they do.

One in a Million Training Day

Fifteen semifinalists in the One in a Million Competition came to Kansas City with passion, courage and a solid sense of who they are and what they have to offer. After intense coaching and competing, they left stronger than ever, with the tools and insights to take their startups to the next level.
Take a look behind the scenes on training day.

Recap of 2015 Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship: Recipes for Growth

Kauffman researcher, Colin Tomkins-Bergh explores the key takeaways from the 2015 Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship.

blooom is Named ‘One in a Million’ in Kauffman Foundation’s Startup Competition

After months of competing, Chris Costello, CEO of Leawood-based startup blooom, was named the winner of the Kauffman Foundation’s “One in a Million” competition.