Startup Communities

Places that attract and support innovative entrepreneurs are building vibrant startup ecosystems that can spur the economic growth, create jobs, and build healthy communities.

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.

ID8 Nation

This multimedia channel on explores cities' entrepreneurial ecosystems to provide insights on what grows in them and why.

KCSourceLink Report Examines Entrepreneurship in Kansas City

09/15/14 The Kauffman-sponsored “We Create KC” report is organized around six imperatives identified as key areas of development in the region’s efforts to nurture entrepreneurship and economic growth.

New Paper Offers Model for Building a Nurturing Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

09/10/14 Kauffman Foundation study examines connections and relationships that help communities maximize job-creating potential of young and growing companies

On The Key to Building Startup Ecosystems

09/10/14 Senior Scholar Yasuyuki Motoyama addresses the necessary elements for establishing effective entrepreneurship ecosystems.

Examining the Connections within the Startup Ecosystem: A Case Study of St. Louis

09/10/14 The recent growth of the startup scene and entrepreneurial community in St. Louis is incredibly exciting.

1 Million Cups

A weekly educational and networking program founded by Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation that strives to engage entrepreneurs in their communities.

1 Million Cups Expands to 50th City

08/06/14 The national network of 1 Million Cups communities has reached an impressive milestone: It is now in 50 cities nationwide.

ID8 Nation Tells Denver’s Story of Entrepreneurship

05/15/14 In-depth coverage of the region’s startup scene adds to the Kauffman Foundation’s digital portfolio of profiled entrepreneurial ecosystems across America

Think Locally, Act Locally: Building a Robust Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

04/16/14 This report analyzes behavioral patterns of entrepreneurs who participate in 1 Million Cups (1MC) Kansas City, a Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation program designed to engage, educate, and connect entrepreneurs.