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 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.

Obama Announces July Trip to Kenya to Talk Entrepreneurship

03/30/15 This morning, President Barack Obama announced he will travel to Kenya in July to lead his annual entrepreneurship summit. Leading up to the event, PDE will invite comments on possible policy themes as leaders from around the world look for more precise and impactful measures for increasing rates of new firm formation back home. Today, the importance of women entrepreneurs to economic growth.

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

On Governing: Measuring Entrepreneurship Can Be Tricky

03/27/15 In this post on, Kauffman Foundation researchers explain how city leaders can see past cultural buzz to get an accurate measure of their entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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.