Recent top new papers in entrepreneurship, as found on the Social Science and Research Network's (SSRN) Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Network (ERPN).
Entrepreneur, venture investor and author from Silicon Valley to lead Foundation’s entrepreneurship program
Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix explores CrunchBase data and reports on co-hosted CrunchBase-Kauffman session in San Francisco
Leading experts address the challenges of scaling a startup
American University's Melissa L. Bradley discusses some of the challenges facing minority entrepreneurs, and offers potential solutions to create a more friendly start-up environment for all entrepreneurs.
The gig economy highlights some emerging trends: changes in the nature of work, firm structure and formation, production, and consumption.
A fresh focus on cities as indicators of startup community health has attracted a new generation of local leaders championing entrepreneurship to the growth and quality of life of their metropolitan areas. Many are also working to improve our understanding of the city entrepreneurship phenomenon and its complex dynamics. How are cities assessing and benchmarking their performance?
Last August, the Department of Commerce announced it would be giving out $10 million in funding through its i6 Challenge program and Seed Fund Support Grants. Today, it unveiled the 25 awardees through the two programs -- both part of the Economic Development Administration's Regional Innovation Strategies -- designed to advance innovation and capacity-building activities in regions across the United States.
Congressman Steve Chabot, chairman of the House Committee on Small Business -- and occasional guest blogger for the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship -- will headline the Kauffman Foundation's seventh annual State of Entrepreneurship Address next week at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Kauffman Foundation Policy Director Jason Wiens submitted written testimony to the Milton Marks “Little Hoover” Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy in Sacramento, Calif. Wiens’ testimony focused on the barriers that occupational licensing poses to new business formation—a catalyst for economic growth and job creation.
This week, President Obama will release his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017 and administration officials are scheduled to testify on it at a number of committee hearings on both sides of Capitol Hill. Jack Lew, Secretary of Treasury, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and John Koskinen, Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, all make appearances in hearings this week.
Can strengthening entrepreneurship in post-conflict countries help prevent future violence? And, how are women in post-conflict countries specifically equipped to benefit from entrepreneurship?
Jason Wiens provides testimony to Milton Marks “Little Hoover” Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy
Jason Wiens, Policy Director at the Kauffman Foundation, provided testimony to the California Little Hoover Commission on the barriers occupational licensing poses to entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurs present their companies to an audience of mentors, advisers, and fellow entrepreneurs in cities around the country.
In late December, Congress temporarily extended a 25 year old initiative called the EB-5 "Immigrant Investor" program that is intended to attract wealthy foreign investors to the U.S. to back promising new startups – and provide jobs for Americans. While the program generated more than $5 billion in investment between 2005 and 2013, it hasn’t been so successful at translating that into jobs. This week, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary examines the EB-5 Regional Centers that account for 95% of all EB-5 capital.
Remember the Washington Consensus? After years of false starts and dead ends in solving development challenges, new formulas now incorporate bold entrepreneurial components. The result is that for the first time in many decades, ending extreme poverty is less of an elusive goal.
Jason Wiens, policy director for the Kauffman Foundation will be providing testimony later this week for a California state commission about how occupational licensing laws can stifle startups and prevent them from reaching their full potential.
1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.