Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs are critical to the long-term health of our economy. We work to advance entrepreneurship education and training, to promote startup-friendly policies, and to understand what new firms need.

Kauffman's entrepreneurship work is national in scale and global in reach. Our entrepreneurship strategy supports entrepreneurs in the U.S. by expanding signature education programs, notably Founders School, FastTrac, and 1 Million Cups, and investing in proven education models. We also seek to foster startup communities and develop challenges to spur entrepreneurial activity in select metropolitan areas.

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JULY 27, 2016

Entrepreneurship on the Spectrum

Autism should not be considered a limitation to entrepreneurship

JULY 25, 2016

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Summer Recess, Conventions and Campaigning (Part 2)

Congress has adjourned for a two-month recess that will be filled with campaigning ahead of the general election in November. Members have left Washington for their home districts -- and the Republican National Convention is already behind us. This week, attention turns to Philadelphia and the beginning of the Democratic National Convention.

JULY 25, 2016

Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Shifting to Growthology Exploring Entrepreneurship Research

Since 2003, the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship has landed in the inboxes of tens of thousands of subscribers each week, tracking the pulse of public policies and programs aimed at helping entrepreneurs and stimulating economic growth. During that time, not only has interest from policymakers and thought leaders increased significantly, but the discussions among them have evolved as well.

JULY 25, 2016

Early Adaptors Cameron, Obama Leave Startup Legacy

With the Democratic National Convention signaling the final countdown of the Obama administration, and David Cameron’s recent resignation as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, we should pause and recognize two pioneers in startup public policy. As these two “early adaptor” heads of state exit, we look at their achievements – and the challenge their legacies leave for a new generation of political leaders in startup policymaking.

JULY 22, 2016

Gender Pay Gap Doesn’t Stop for Women Entrepreneurs

The White House and the tech community team up to #HackThePayGap for women. Kauffman Foundation sees that the pay gap reaches beyond employer-employee relationship, and into entrepreneurship.

JULY 21, 2016

What Can Entrepreneurs Learn From the Amish?

How do the Amish maintain such a high business success rate?

JULY 18, 2016

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.

JULY 18, 2016

Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurhip Shifting to Growthology

Since 2003, the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship has landed in the inboxes of tens of thousands of subscribers each week, tracking the pulse of public policies and programs aimed at helping entrepreneurs and stimulating economic growth. In August, PDE is shifting to Growthology – another long-time Kauffman Foundation blog that makes complex findings accessible to entrepreneurs, policymakers, media outlets, and fellow researchers.

JULY 18, 2016

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Summer Recess, Conventions and Campaigning (Part 1)

Congress has adjourned for a two-month recess that will be filled with campaigning ahead of the general election in November. Members have left Washington for their home districts -- and the Republican National Convention which begins today in Cleveland, Ohio.

JULY 18, 2016

Entrepreneurs in the Post-Brexit World

It is an exciting time to be an entrepreneur in Britain. While Brexit brings plenty of headaches for political leaders, resetting the rulebook opens new doors and brings fresh opportunities for entrepreneurs.

JULY 14, 2016

Cracking the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Code

Victor Hwang is driving the dawn of a new model for economic development

JULY 11, 2016

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Growing Business, Not Bureaucracy

This week, the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee will hold a hearing on “Encouraging Entrepreneurship: Growing Business, Not Bureaucracy” and hear from witnesses representing academia, startup accelerators / VCs, corporates and the financial industry.

JULY 11, 2016

Measuring Presidential Agendas, Mapping the Future of Entrepreneurship Policy

Of course, both major United States presidential candidate contenders — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — have said they will create more jobs in the United States by supporting entrepreneurs. Having just discussed in this blog some of President Barack Obama’s accomplishments to this end, it is time to look forward into what details we know so far as to the presidential candidates’ agendas to help entrepreneurs form and scale new firms.

JULY 11, 2016

The E*SHIP Summit

The Kauffman Foundation will host a first-ever summit of its kind on entrepreneurship in Kansas City in the summer of 2017. Our vision: to build and support a dedicated community of the world’s “entrepreneurial ecosystem builders.”

JULY 11, 2016

Policy Dialogue Shifting to Growthology

Since 2003, the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship has landed in the inboxes of tens of thousands of subscribers each week, tracking the pulse of public policies and programs aimed at helping entrepreneurs and stimulating economic growth. In August, PDE is shifting to Growthology – another long-time Kauffman Foundation blog that makes complex findings accessible to entrepreneurs, policymakers, media outlets, and fellow researchers.

JULY 08, 2016

A Fair Fight: Entrepreneurship and Competition Policy

A dearth of firm activity and shortsighted policy choices have weakened true competition, hurting entrepreneurs and weakening our nation’s economic potential. This Entrepreneurship Policy Digest outlines three areas where restoring competition would benefit entrepreneurs.

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