Entrepreneurs are critical to the long-term health and prosperity of our economy. The Kauffman Foundation works to advance entrepreneurship education and training efforts, to promote startup-friendly policies, and to understand what new firms need to start and grow.

We believe that entrepreneurs can increase their chances of success with practical education and training; that innovation is key to entrepreneurial growth; that strong ecosystems foster successful entrepreneurs; and that startup-friendly policies can boost job creation.

What's New in Entrepreneurship

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

Kauffman-Funded Book Explores the Intersection of Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

The Kauffman-funded book, Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurs’ Engagement in Philanthropy, explores how and why successful entrepreneurs become engaged in philanthropy.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

The Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship

The Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship brings mayors and entrepreneurship experts together to discuss ways to promote startup activity and encourage higher levels of entrepreneurship in their cities.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014 Kicks Off in 50 Days

A record 150 countries and millions of people around the world are preparing for a massive celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Members of the U.S. House and Senate are still in recess so that they can campaign just before the midterm elections.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

The Importance of Young Firms for Economic Growth

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

Young Firms Drive Job Growth, According to New Kauffman Policy Digest

Digest says new companies are primary source of job creation in American economy and offers policymakers strategies for igniting entrepreneurship.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

The Importance of Young Firms for Economic Growth

When it comes to job-creating power, it is not the size of the business that matters as much as it is the age.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

ID8 Nation

This multimedia channel on Entrepreneurship.org explores cities' entrepreneurial ecosystems to provide insights on what grows in them and why.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog Expands to Provide More In-Depth Analysis, Thought Leadership Insights

The Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship (PDE) blog, has launched a redesigned and expanded site at a new address to strengthen its focus on providing information and analysis of policies and initiatives that drive innovation and economic growth.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

PDE 2.0: Expanded Viewpoints and Coverage of State and Local Policy

The Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship is expanding with greater depth and analysis as well as access to more thought leadership.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Capitol Hill promises to be fairly quiet for the next two months as lawmakers left Washington earlier than scheduled to get a head start on the final stretch of campaigning before the midterm elections.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

An Entrepreneurial Renaissance

Congressman Steve Chabot of Ohio talks about how federal policies could clear the way for an entrepreneurial renaissance in America.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

New Kauffman Founders School Module Offers Startups Strategies for Maximizing Digital Marketing Efforts

Internet entrepreneur Neil Patel shares insights on how founders can get the most from the vast digital marketing options available to them.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

New Kauffman Sketchbook Debunks Four Persistent Myths about Entrepreneurship

Dane Stangler, Kauffman Foundation vice president of Research & Policy, discusses four persistent myths about entrepreneurship in the latest installment of the Kauffman Sketchbook video series.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

New Report Examines Entrepreneurship in Kansas City

The Kauffman-sponsored “We Create KC” report is organized around six imperatives identified as key areas of development in the region’s efforts to nurture entrepreneurship and economic growth.

AUGUST 25, 2014

Fellows Named for Entrepreneurship Research

A new group of scholars was tapped by the Kauffman Foundation for fellowships in entrepreneurship research.