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Five Cube 3D Printers Added to List of Prizes for Kids Taking the DIY Entrepreneurship Challenge This Week

11/18/13 3D Systems President and CEO Abe Reichental was so excited about the DIY Entrepreneurship Challenge that he immediately donated five Cube 3D printers as a prize.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Calls on Kids to Take the DIY Entrepreneurship Challenge and ‘Be Awesome’

11/05/13 The Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) and DIY.org announce a competition that gives the world's do-it-yourself youth a chance to be entrepreneurial.

Maker Faire

Created by Make magazine, it’s the premier event for grassroots American innovation, celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science, and technology.

Kauffman Foundation Awards Urban Manufacturing Alliance $150,000 for Support of Manufacturing Sector in the U.S.

10/02/13 The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced a grant of $150,000 to the Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA) to help accelerate the organization's capacity to strategically support domestic manufacturing.

David Lang - Zero to Maker Talk at Maker Faire Kansas City 2013

06/29/13 David Lang, co-founder of OpenROV, which makes open-source underwater robots, and author of the book Zero to Maker presents at Maker Faire Kansas City on June 29, 2013.

Three Years After Kauffman Foundation Brought Concept to Midwest, Maker Faire: Kansas City is a Global Leader

06/27/13 As Maker Faire: Kansas City gears up to showcase makers, creators, innovators and inventors from the Midwest at Union Station Kansas City this weekend, those involved in the Maker movement around the globe will be taking note. Since the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation brought the first Maker event to the city in 2011, Maker Faire: Kansas City has nearly tripled in size—both in number of makers and attendees.

New Kauffman Sketchbook Video Offers the Unexpected

06/05/13 This month, the Kauffman Foundation celebrates the 63rd anniversary of the founding of Ewing Kauffman's Marion Laboratories with a new installment in the popular Kauffman Sketchbook video series titled "Seeing the Unexpected."

Winner Named in Global Desktop Factory Competition

03/04/13 The inventor of a machine that turns plastic pellets into affordable filaments for low-cost 3D printers is the winner of the first Desktop Fabrication Competition, a global contest sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, Maker Education Initiative and Inventables.

Zach Kaplan on the Digital Manufacturing Revolution

03/02/13 Zach Kaplan, CEO of Inventables, an online hardware store for designers, describes the revolution in digital manufacturing and desktop fabrication.

Kauffman Foundation Will Host Oct. 8 Kansas City Stop on reddit Internet 2012 Bus Tour

09/24/12 Kansas City is one of several Midwest stops on the reddit 10-day "Internet 2012" campaign bus tour recently announced by the social news website.