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.

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

05/21/15 Kansas City’s annual summer celebration of entrepreneurship provides education and inspiration to Kansas Citians interested in starting their own business.

It Takes a Village

05/15/15 Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson examines what some of the key attributes of a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem are and how local policymakers can improve their own ecosystem.

How Can I Measure Entrepreneurial Activity in My Region? Introducing the New Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship

05/12/15 Introducing the New Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship, the first and largest index tracking entrepreneurship across city, state and national levels.

Anatomy of the 1 Million Cups Entrepreneur

05/07/15 Kauffman Researchers Colin Tomkins-Bergh and Arnobio Morelix explore the anatomy of the 1MC entrepreneur and startup.

Title Inflation and the Rise of the Startup Ninja

04/28/15 Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix explores the growing trend of creative startup job titles — from czars to wizards.

The Importance of Collaboration: Lessons Learned from 1MC San Diego, California

04/22/15 Researcher Colin Tomkins-Bergh explores how 1 Million Cups works in larger cities and what we can learn from their program.

How to Organize 1 Million Cups in Smaller Cities: Lessons Learned from Georgetown, Delaware

04/16/15 Kauffman researcher Colin Tomkins-Bergh explores what's brewing in 1 Million Cups Georgetown, Delaware.

Presentation at Facebook Headquarters: Building a Robust Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

04/14/15 Presented @Facebook headquarters in Silicon Valley: Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix present insights from entrepreneurial networks on how to build robust entrepreneurship ecosystems

Startup Genome

The Kauffman Foundation is helping Startup Genome build and evaluate community data curated by a worldwide network of volunteers who create up-to-date maps of entrepreneurial communities.

Learning From Other Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

03/30/15 Kauffman Senior Scholar Amisha Miller explores the notion that entrepreneurship ecosystems can learn from each other, but highlights certain caveats