Teaching Entrepreneurship

Bringing entrepreneurs together for weekly meetings, offering them practical classroom instruction and online curriculum, and making them aware of the resources in their communities can make a difference in the businesses they launch and lead.

From Inspiration to Innovation: Kauffman Adds Insights from More Founders on Khan Academy Entrepreneurship Series

04/08/14 New content on the Kauffman/Khan Academy entrepreneurship interview series features founders of five vastly different companies whose innovations have reinvented their industries.

Steve Blank Offers ‘Lean Approach’ Lessons on Kauffman Founders School

03/13/14 In a new Kauffman Founders School series, Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur and educator Steve Blank, father of the “Lean Startup” movement, describes how early-stage startups can succeed by emphasizing a business model over a business plan.

In The New York Times: Behind the Scenes at 1 Million Cups, Where Startups Receive Advice, Connections and Caffeine

03/12/14 Reporting from San Diego, Columbia, Mo., Orlando, and Kansas City, this piece notes the rapid growth of the 1 Million Cups program.

‘Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life’ Can Help New Business Owners Meet Needs of Both Business and Family

02/20/14 Kauffman Founders School's new “Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life” series features insights from Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, an Inc.com columnist and author of the award-winning book For Better or For Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families.

Kauffman Sketchbook - "The Wizard of Fundz"

02/09/14 Slava Rubin, founder and chief executive of Indiegogo, offers advice for running a successful online crowdfunding campaign.


01/29/14 StartupScholars is a new summer internship program that will pair Kauffman Scholars with early stage entrepreneurs in Kansas City. Through StartupScholars, student interns will have the opportunity to develop 21st-century workplace skills, cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset, and contribute to the Kansas City community.

Kansas City Startups Invited to Apply to Host Kauffman Scholars Interns

01/22/14 The new StartupScholars program seeks to place up to 100 current Kauffman Scholars in summer internships locally.

Khan Academy Entrepreneurship Series

Personal lessons and insights from accomplished entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson are the basis of this new interview series.

Kauffman Founders School Features Steve Blank’s Lessons on “Startups”

01/22/14 This curriculum explains how new business owners can identify the market for their products by employing a methodology that fuels growth.

To Co-Found or Not to Co-Found, That is the Question: Lessons for Dealing with 'Founder’s Dilemmas' Now Available

01/02/14 Kauffman Founders School releases latest series featuring insights from Harvard’s Noam Wasserman, author of the highly acclaimed Founder’s Dilemmas