Alicia Robb, Kauffman Foundation senior fellow, discusses success stories of women who have used crowdfunding, elements to be wary of, and the benefits of crowdfunding for women entrepreneurs, especially those in male-dominated industries.
2014 has been another year of prolific online content distribution for the Kauffman Foundation, which annually assesses what topics net the most attention as one way to gauge priorities among its entrepreneurship and youth education audiences.
Over the weekend, the U.S. Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill to temporarily fund the federal government--without taking action against President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration. The move comes just ahead of the formal conclusion of the 113th Congress. Members of the House left Washington late last week after passing the funding bill and the Senate is expected to wrap things up later today. The 114th Congress is scheduled to convene on January 6, 2015.
The past year brought us a number of developments on the entrepreneurship front including a new collection of research and reports, like the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity.
Kauffman Research Analyst Arnobio Morelix shares insights from data science conference at Facebook headquarters.
Senior Analyst Christopher Laubenthal takes a deeper dive on the difference between jobs and occupations, and how each changes (or doesn't) over time.
Kauffman Foundation Senior Fellow Alicia Robb features recent success stories in Boulder, Colorado, and highlights promising programs that seek to close the large, persistent gender gap in venture capital funding.
Several hot-button issues come into focus this week in Washington: the “CRomnibus” and the government shutdown, President Obama’s executive order on immigration and the “stupidity of the American voter” in passing the Affordable Care Act -- as well as drones, cybersecurity, the future of nuclear energy and retirement security.
Licensing limits the supply of practitioners in certain fields, thereby shifting the power from consumers to suppliers.
Kauffman Research Analyst Jordan Bell-Masterson explores how licensing is of decreasing importance in the age of Yelp!
Among the most visible new movements of late is the maker movement, a bottom-up force representing the latest inspiration for students to pursue learning and applying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Entrepreneurs present their companies to an audience of mentors, advisers, and fellow entrepreneurs in cities around the country.
Kauffman Foundation Vice President of Research & Policy Dane Stangler offers policy recommendations for how to increase long-term economic growth in the United States in two key areas: immigration and education.
Increasing licensing regulations in certain professions have the effect of building barriers to innovations and opening new businesses.
In certain fields and professions, the path to opening a new business is marked with barriers that can slow or even block entrepreneurs.
Each year, Global Entrepreneurship Week brings new insights and learnings for those of us trying to better understand entrepreneurialism and how policymakers can best foster it. This year, we closed with a view of the value it brings to orderly governments witnessing the productivity of a creative and messy class of entrepreneurs.
Members of Congress return to Washington this week and partisan resentment over President Obama’s executive order on immigration reform has some thinking that Republicans and Democrats will wage another spending battle with yet another threat of a federal government shutdown.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.
The Foundation is proud to sponsor Chicago Ideas Week, which brings together hundreds of the world’s brightest thought leaders to inspire, connect and activate the city of Chicago and beyond.