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?

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

05/28/15 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

05/14/15 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

05/12/15 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

05/04/15 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?

04/30/15 Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch examines whether relationship counseling can prove beneficial to startup co-founders.

Gauging Impact: A Closer Look at Entrepreneurial Density

04/20/15 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

04/09/15 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

04/08/15 Kauffman researcher Colin Tomkins-Bergh highlights 3 emerging trends in the accelerator model: Evolving Upstream, Expanding Scope of Services, and Growth of Corporate Accelerators.

Avoiding a Startup Monoculture

04/06/15 The consequences of a narrow focus are costly from both macroeconomic and microeconomic perspectives and that it goes against efforts to democratize new business creation.

Six Ways Non-Profit Entrepreneurs are Distinct from “Traditional” Entrepreneurs

03/30/15 Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch highlights differences between non-profit and "traditional" entrepreneurs.