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Google to Alphabet, Acqui-hires, and Occupational Licensing

Kauffman research analyst Chris Jackson summarizes some excellent pieces on the different kinds of acqui-hires, the Google to Alphabet bet, and the White House's focus on the effects of occupational licensing

Buying Talent by Buying the Business

Acqui-whats? Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson explains what acqui-hires are and how it makes sense for some companies.

The Kauffman Foundation is accepting grant proposals from organizations that are exempt from taxes under sections 501(c)(3) or 115(2) of the Internal Revenue Code and that are seeking to expand programs that demonstrate evidence of success in supporting entrepreneurs in the United States.

One in a Million

One in a Million 2015 is a Kauffman Foundation competition for 1 Million Cups (1MC) startup presenters who apply to participate. Those entrepreneurs with the best presentations and most promising startups will compete at the national finals, livestreamed during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November.


A nationally-acclaimed Midwest entrepreneurial “immersion” program and powerful network for innovative, high-growth entrepreneurs.

Expanding Quality Support for Entrepreneurs

The Kauffman Foundation issues request for proposals to help scale and deepen the most promising programs that support entrepreneurs.

Wanted: Scalable Programs That Help Entrepreneurs Succeed

The Kauffman Foundation today announces plans to award grants totaling up to $2 million to nonprofit organizations that help entrepreneurs navigate their most pressing challenges.

A New Research Imperative for Startup Finance

Although the world of early-stage capital has been transformed of recent by the introduction of crowdfunding and the merging of traditional types of angel and venture investing, we still know very little about the impact of recent policy interventions and whether they have increased access to financing for promising new ventures.

In Search of a Blueprint for Urban Civic Innovation Hubs

In pursuit of sparking their entrepreneurship ecosystems, cities are getting smarter at empowering local civic entrepreneurs to solve municipal challenges while catalyzing new local industries. According to Donna Harris of the Washington D.C.-based startup incubator 1776, a key ingredient is connectivity.