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.

1 Million Cups City Spotlight: Des Moines

03/25/15 Kauffman researcher Colin Tomkins-Bergh explores what's brewing in 1 Million Cups Des Moines, Iowa.

Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2015 Comes to a Close

03/23/15 It is a fairly common refrain that "entrepreneurship is messy." Last week's Global Entrepreneurship Congress reminded us of this -- from entrepreneurs sharing stories of repeated failures before pivoting toward success to policymakers searching for an elusive roadmap to strengthen their entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Hiring and Building Your Startup’s Team

03/16/15 Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch shares the advantages of startups' creating their own talent versus hiring talent.

Four Indicators to Assess Local Ecosystem Vibrancy

03/16/15 Most communities fall short in assessing the performance of their entrepreneurial ecosystems, according to a new Kauffman paper.

Measuring an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

03/16/15 This paper offers twelve indicators and their sources for measuring the outcomes and vibrancy of a local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Measuring an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

This paper offers twelve indicators and their sources for measuring the outcomes and vibrancy of a local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

5 SXSW Interactive Sessions Entrepreneurs, Researchers & Academics Must Attend

03/11/15 Kauffman Foundation researcher Colin Tomkins-Bergh names the top five sessions you won’t want to miss at this year’s SXSW Interactive festival.

Kauffman Foundation & UP Global Announce Startup Events at SXSW

03/11/15 In partnership with UP Global, we're hosting three days of entrepreneurship programming at the “Startup Oasis” during this year’s SXSW Interactive in Austin.

1 Million Cups 2.0: Where It’s Been and Where It’s Headed

02/25/15 Kauffman Foundation researcher Colin Tomkins-Bergh explains the evolution of the 1 Million Cups Program as it has spread across the country into 69 cities in less than three years.

KCSourceLink Report Examines Entrepreneurship in Kansas City

02/06/15 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.