Startup Survival, Failure and Growth

New ventures are more likely to fail than they are to succeed. What do we know about startup survival, failure and growth that can turn the odds in favor of the entrepreneur?

Kauffman Sketchbook - "Myth-Busting Entrepreneurship"

09/16/14 Dane Stangler, vice president of Research & Policy at the Kauffman Foundation, discusses four persistent myths about entrepreneurship.

On HBR Blog: Why VCs Get Rich, Even When They Make Bad Investments

08/05/14 Are venture capital firms coming up short in terms of their returns to investors? Foundation senior fellow Diane Mulcahy thinks so, and the data supports her view.

Kauffman Sketchbook Features Insights from the Founders of Warby Parker

04/22/14 Dave Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal share the story of collaboration between close friends to create and build an online alternative to overpriced eyewear.

The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity: 1996-2013

04/09/14 The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity is a leading indicator of new business creation in the United States.

Infographic: Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, 1996-2013

04/09/14 The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity is a leading indicator of new business creation in the United States.

Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity Interactive

04/09/14 As the nation's employment rate continued to improve, America's overall business creation rate declined slightly from 0.30 percent of American adults per month starting businesses in 2012 to 0.28 percent in 2013.

Entrepreneurial Activity Declines Again in 2013 as Labor Market Strengthens, according to Kauffman Report

04/09/14 New data reveal, for the first time, evidence that the share of “opportunity” entrepreneurship increases with improving economic conditions.

On Entrepreneur.com: Strong Founders are Self-Critical

02/26/14 Learn why entrepreneurs need to balance high self-confidence with genuine self-honesty.

Kauffman LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index Q4 2013

02/17/14 Buoyed by belief in an improving economy, the nation’s newest business owners’ confidence leapt in the fourth-quarter 2013 Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index.

Kauffman Foundation to Host First Fail Night on February 26

02/17/14 Extracting insights from Kansas City founders with a failure or two in their business backgrounds is the goal of the first Fail Night, hosted by the Kauffman Foundation on the evening of Feb. 26