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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.

It Takes a Village

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

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

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

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