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.

Entrepreneurship Starts at Home: How Research Can Inform Policy

Kauffman research is increasingly pointing to the importance of location to entrepreneurship.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of State Tax Incentives

State leaders need better information to avoid unexpected budget challenges, identify programs that are effective, and modify or end programs that do not achieve their intended purpose.

Entrepreneurship: New Directions for a New Era

As one of just a handful of private foundations with an emphasis in entrepreneurship, Kauffman has felt called to re-think its program strategies, for two reasons.

Is the Lean Startup Movement Still a Startup?

11/24/14 Kauffman Foundation research analyst Arnobio Morelix details the life cycle of the Lean Startup Movement.

On Forbes.com: How to Make Cities Entrepreneurial

11/21/14 In this Forbes.com blog post, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Dane Stangler, who leads the Kauffman Foundation’s Research and Policy program, highlight key themes that arose out of the 2014 Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship that focused on the maker movement.

Global Entrepreneurship Week–Kansas City Officially Launches Today, Nov. 17

11/17/14 Global Entrepreneurship Week–Kansas City officially launches today with more than 70 local events planned, including tonight’s Kickoff Rally at Union Station.