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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.

Majority of U.S. States See Resurgence of Startup Activity in 2015, According to Annual Kauffman Foundation Report

Startup activity bounced upward in 32 of the 50 U.S. states last year, and 18 of the nation’s top 40 metropolitan areas also saw increases in new venture activity.

Nation’s Startup Activity Reverses Five-Year Downward Trend, Annual Kauffman Index Reports

Reversing a downward cycle that began in 2009, U.S. startup activity ascended last year, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index: Startup Activity.

In The Wall Street Journal: Percentage of New Businesses Begun by Women Fell in 2014

In a preview of the Kauffman Index from The Wall Street Journal, Kauffman Foundation Director of Research & Policy E.J. Reedy explains that, historically, men are more likely than women to start a business to earn a living after they’ve been fired or laid off.

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.

Building Ecosystems Starts With Creating More Connections

Whether you use dated expressions like “it isn’t what you know but who you know” or you are deep into “networking theory,” we all know the importance of having communities to turn to for advice or validation.

Can Relationship Counseling Save Your Startup?

Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch examines whether relationship counseling can prove beneficial to startup co-founders.

Gauging Impact: A Closer Look at Entrepreneurial Density

The effect of entrepreneurial density can be dramatic: when talented makers and innovators interact regularly, new successful ventures are likely to emerge.

Nothing That's Worth Having Comes Easy

Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson explores some of the challenges that entrepreneurship hoists upon people and explains how those challenges are still outweighed by the benefits of success.

3 Emerging Trends in the Accelerator Model

Kauffman researcher Colin Tomkins-Bergh highlights 3 emerging trends in the accelerator model: Evolving Upstream, Expanding Scope of Services, and Growth of Corporate Accelerators.