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.

Two Final Rounds of ‘Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash’ to be Livestreamed

10/23/14 Startup fans will have a ringside view of founders competing in the first-ever “Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash” pitch competition on Nov. 6 and 7, 2014.

Chicago Ideas Week #IdeasChat

10/21/14 - 10/21/14 Join the Kauffman Foundation (@KauffmanFDN) and Chicago Ideas Week (@chicagoideas) for its first CIW #IdeasChat via Twitter.

Kauffman Foundation Announces 15 Semifinalists for First-Ever ‘Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash’

10/13/14 The next round brings together five semifinalists from Canada, five from Mexico and five from the United States to ultimately determine who will compete for the world title.

The Secret to Building Strong Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

10/06/14 A new report from the Kauffman Foundation talks about the importance of connections and relationships to startup communities and outlines the elements necessary to build strong entrepreneurship ecosystems.

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.

ID8 Nation

This multimedia channel on explores cities' entrepreneurial ecosystems to provide insights on what grows in them and why.

KCSourceLink Report Examines Entrepreneurship in Kansas City

09/15/14 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.

New Paper Offers Model for Building a Nurturing Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

09/10/14 Kauffman Foundation study examines connections and relationships that help communities maximize job-creating potential of young and growing companies

On The Key to Building Startup Ecosystems

09/10/14 Senior Scholar Yasuyuki Motoyama addresses the necessary elements for establishing effective entrepreneurship ecosystems.

Examining the Connections within the Startup Ecosystem: A Case Study of St. Louis

09/10/14 The recent growth of the startup scene and entrepreneurial community in St. Louis is incredibly exciting.