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Catalyzing the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Register now to hear findings from Indiana University and Kauffman researchers' new report "The Regional Environment in Indianapolis: Insights from High Growth Companies."

Accelerators Across U.S. Get $4 Million from SBA

In another sign that governments are becoming more savvy when it comes to the economic potential of high-growth startups, the U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced $4.4 million in support for accelerators in 39 states (plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico).

Montana’s Entrepreneurial Zeal

According to the 2015 Kauffman Index, Montana ranks as the state with the highest level of startup activity—the third straight year it has topped the rankings. However, how sustainable is its recent entrepreneurial success?

Kauffman Founders School Hosts Twitter Chat on Finding Your Startup Community

Co-sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the one-hour chat will discuss how millennials can locate existing groups of like-minded entrepreneurs.

1 Million Cups

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

One in a Million Competition

One in a Million is a startup competition for companies that have presented at a 1 Million Cups before August 2, 2015. Fifteen finalists will come to Kansas City, all-expenses paid, to compete during Global Entrepreneurship Week on November 17-18, 2015.

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.

The Sharing Economy: Access Trumps Ownership

The recent ruling by the California Labor Commission the declared an Uber driver was an employee rather than an independent contractor sent shockwaves through the sharing economy – with policy implications that will reverberate for quite some time. Lisa Gansky was at the forefront of the sharing trend when she founded Ofoto, a photo-sharing service launched in 1999, that was bought out by Eastman Kodak and eventually folded into Shutterfly.

Welcoming Women and Parents: Reimagining Startup Culture

Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch looks at how startup culture can be more inclusive to women and parents.

Kansas City to Celebrate the Art of the Startup During 1Week KC, May 29-June 5

Kansas City’s annual summer celebration of entrepreneurship provides education and inspiration to Kansas Citians interested in starting their own business.