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Eight Venture Accelerators Win Grant and Sponsorship Awards in Kauffman Foundation's KC Accelerator Challenge

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced a total of $840,000 in awards to eight local venture accelerators selected for grants and sponsorship in the KC Accelerator Challenge.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Momentum and Maturity

Using the metropolitan areas of St. Louis and Kansas City, this paper provides insights into how regions can accelerate momentum and increase their return on investments in entrepreneur development.

Kansas City’s Inaugural Class Selected to Participate in the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education (NAATE)

Unique two-year teacher development program invests in high-performing teacher leaders.

Startup Activity Swings Upward for Third Consecutive Year, Annual Kauffman Index Reports

Business startup activity trudged slightly upward in 2016, continuing a three-year ascension and reaching pre-Recession levels, according to the 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

EshipCity: Zero Barriers Movement

When Victor Hwang, vice president of Entrepreneurship, came to the Kauffman Foundation, it became very clear to him that there was a renewal happening in the heartland.
It’s important to witness this grassroots resurgence first hand. We need to listen to the entrepreneurs who are making things happen in their communities. We want to hear their stories of how they are fighting day after day to build great businesses in the new economy and what barriers stand in their way. And we want to find out how a community can foster and support the entrepreneurial spirit.

New Kauffman Foundation Grant Program Aims to Remove Barriers Diverse Entrepreneurs Face

To address a variety of demographic, socioeconomic and geographic barriers standing in the way of entrepreneurs, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced a Request for Proposals for its newly launched Inclusion Open grant program.

Kauffman Sketchbook - "The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship"

Arnobio Morelix, senior research analyst at the Kauffman Foundation, discusses the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship.

Kauffman Foundation Announces Kansas City's 2017 Fund for Teachers Fellows

Twenty teachers from 12 local schools received a big surprise this morning when they learned that they had been selected as 2017 Fund for Teachers Fellows.

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.