What's New in Entrepreneurship

OCTOBER 08, 2015

Disruption of Workforce Standards in the New Platform Era

Technology platforms are changing the way we do things every day. But how is it changing the way we work? The Institute for the Future organization brought together a group of policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and funders to ask ourselves how we can better prepare ourselves for these changes at the Positive Platforms for a Workable Future convening.

OCTOBER 08, 2015

The Atlantic Entrepreneurial Community: Challenges and Trends

A field report on the challenges and trends for the Atlantic entrepreneurial community.

OCTOBER 07, 2015

Fifteen Entrepreneurs Selected as Semifinalists in the Kauffman Foundation’s ‘One in a Million’ Startup Competition

Fifteen entrepreneurs from nine states ranging from Oregon to Florida have been chosen as semifinalists in the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s “One in a Million” pitch competition for startup entrepreneurs.

OCTOBER 06, 2015

One in a Million

This competition was created to provide educational resources to entrepreneurs and to showcase some of the stellar startups in the 1 Million Cups community.

OCTOBER 06, 2015

2015 Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship

The Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship brings together mayors and entrepreneurship experts from around the country to share best practices about promoting startup activity and to discuss ways to encourage higher levels of entrepreneurship in their cities.

OCTOBER 05, 2015

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Smart Chips, Broadband and More

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Smart Chips, Broadband and More

OCTOBER 05, 2015

Six Strategies to Create Strong Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

As policymakers throughout the country -- and around the world -- look for ways to help entrepreneurs launch and grow new businesses, a new research paper from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation underscores the importance of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

OCTOBER 05, 2015

Challenging A Risk-Averse Government Procurement Culture

Young companies face bigger challenges when bidding for government contracts. Yet, until recently, procurement reform has been absent from the discussion table when policymakers debate the role of government in supporting startups.

OCTOBER 02, 2015

Enabling Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Inspired by research on the importance of entrepreneurship for sustained economic growth and improved wellbeing, many governments and non-governmental grant-making organizations have sought over the past decade to implement policies and programs intended to support entrepreneurs

OCTOBER 02, 2015

Crowdfunding, Risk, and Syndicates

Kauffman research analyst Chris Jackson delves into the risks that crowdfunding presents to investors, and how a growing number of syndicates may provide useful information to decrease exposure to that risk

OCTOBER 02, 2015

Top Entrepreneurship Papers of September: What Made the List?

Each month, we’re hoping to better answer the question: what’s being read by academics with an interest in entrepreneurship? In September 2015, these were the most downloaded entrepreneurship papers.

OCTOBER 01, 2015

Kauffman Hosts Capitol Hill Briefing on Trends in Entrepreneurship

Sen. Jerry Moran (KS) and Sen. Chris Coons (DE) of the Senate Competitiveness Caucus joined John Haltiwanger, a University of Maryland professor of economics with expertise in new business dynamics, for a discussion of trends in entrepreneurship and how to boost the American economy.

OCTOBER 01, 2015

Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference by Kauffman Foundation

Although the term, entrepreneurship ecosystem, has been used by academics and practitioners widely in the last few years, we still know little about how such an ecosystem is structured, varies by region, evolves over time, or functions for different sub-groups of entrepreneurs.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

Rx for Effective Entrepreneurship Policy: Create Ecosystems That Forge Connectivity and Break Down Barriers

“Enabling Entrepreneurial Ecosystems” report calls into question the effectiveness of narrowly focused strategies by governments and private grantmaking programs to support budding entrepreneurs.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

Lessons from Bell Labs

Linking Bell Labs’ 20th century lessons with the latest academic research on innovation.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2015

Haltiwanger’s ‘Startup Deficit’

The work of John Haltiwanger, an economics professor at the University of Maryland, in deepening our understanding of the causes of job creation, job destruction and economic performance serves as one of the best examples of how to elevate the quality of research informing a new class of policymakers drilling down on entrepreneurship as a driver of jobs and innovation.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2015

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Continuing Resolution Needed to Avoid Shutdown

With the possibility of a government shutdown on Thursday, Congress will be focused on passing a continuing resolution this week – with the Senate scheduled to take a procedural vote Monday afternoon. You can also expect to hear a lot about Republicans jockeying for position to replace House Speaker John Boehner who announced late last week that he will be stepping aside at the end of October.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2015

The Pope and Entrepreneurial Capitalism

“In order to continue providing employment, it is imperative to promote an economy which favors productive diversity and business creativity.” Those are the words of Pope Francis, who arrived in Washington, DC last week.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

Top Entrepreneurship Papers of August 2015: What Made the List?

Each month, we’re hoping to better answer the question: what’s being read by academics with an interest in entrepreneurship? In August 2015, these were the most downloaded entrepreneurship papers.

SEPTEMBER 23, 2015

Talent Trumps Cash as Top Concern for Indianapolis High Growth Firms

Kauffman research analyst Chris Jackson takes a look at a recent report on how high-growth firms in Indianapolis find the talent they need to sustain their plans for growth.

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