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

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    firm formation the return of business creation

    New business formation in 2011 rose for the first time since 2006, the largest percentage increase in nearly a decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's latest Business Dynamics Statistics report. This Kauffman Foundation analysis finds that the smallest of these new firms represent most of the increase in firm formation in 2011.

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    Ewing Kauffman

    Enjoy a selection of photos from the life of our founder, Ewing Kauffman.

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Infographic: Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, 1996-2013

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

Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity Interactive

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.

2014 State of Entrepreneurship Address

The Kauffman Foundation addresses growing challenges in new business creation and economic dynamism at its fifth annual State of Entrepreneurship Address at the National Press Club in Washington.

2014 State of Entrepreneurship Panel

Josh Mendelsohn, Engine co-founder moderates a discussion featuring "Washington Wonks" and "Policy Pundits" pitching their best policy ideas for entrepreneurial growth.

2014 State of Entrepreneurship Address: Fostering a Faster-Growing Entrepreneurial Economy

How do we get to a more prosperous American economy? Kauffman Foundation President and CEO Tom McDonnell outlines the key themes in the Foundation's "America's New Entrepreneurial Growth Agenda" report.

Kauffman LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index Q4 2013

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 Sketchbook - "The Wizard of Fundz"

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


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.

1 Million Cups

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs.

Kauffman FastTrac 20th Anniversary Video

This video was created by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Kauffman FastTrac. Kauffman FastTrac's mission has remained the same for over 20 train entrepreneurs to start and grow companies successfully.

Kauffman Sketchbook - "Entrepreneurial Mindset"

Gary Schoeniger, founder and CEO of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI), outlines some of the misconceptions and myths about the entrepreneurial process that have limited the efficacy, scale and scope of programs designed to teach entrepreneurship.

Get in the Ring 2013

The Kauffman Foundation brought the international competition "Get in the Ring" to the United States for the first time as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013.

Infographic: Kauffman LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index Q3 2013

Ceaseless uncertainty in Washington and mixed signals from economic indicators have not dampened the outlook of new business owners.

Ewing Kauffman

A selection of photos from the life of our founder, Ewing Kauffman

Kenneth Herron Scholar Story - Kauffman Scholars

In Kenneth Herron's Scholar Story, he discusses the responsibility he felt to be a role model to his younger siblings by being the first in his family to attend college. With the help of the Kauffman Scholars program, he overcame his anxiety of transitioning to post-secondary education. Kenneth talks about his love of writing and the surprise of winning a special award at the University of Nebraska. He follows in the footsteps of Ewing Kauffman by giving back to young people and setting an example of what they can achieve.

Javier Quinonez Scholar Story - Kauffman Scholars

In Javier Quinonez's Scholar Story, he shares the story of overcoming obstacles on his path to joining the Kauffman Scholars program. With the help of a new friend, he comes to realize that there will always be someone there to help you. Javier talks about the high expectations set by the Kauffman Scholars program, and the need to step out of your comfort zone to get what you want in life.