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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FEBRUARY 16, 2017

2017 State of Entrepreneurship Address

The 8th annual State of Entrepreneurship Address discussed the resurgence of entrepreneurship in the United States, but also that three megatrends must be taken into account to reverse the longer term decline of startups.

FEBRUARY 16, 2017

Entrepreneurship is on the Rise but Long-Term Startup Decline Leaves Millions of Americans Behind

After a long hangover from the Great Recession, entrepreneurship is finally rebounding in the United States, according to the 8th Annual Kauffman Foundation State of Entrepreneurship Address held in Washington today.

FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Victor Hwang State of Entrepreneurship 2017 Speech

If we truly believe that everyone has a fundamental right to turn an idea into an economic reality, regardless of who you are or where you're from, with zero barriers in the way, then we must be willing to fight for that right.

FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Kauffman Foundation Vice President to Present Trends Shaping Entrepreneurship to U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee

Victor Hwang will propose a new approach to reversing this decline that focuses on supporting the entrepreneurs who create opportunity, wealth and jobs in the United States.

JANUARY 30, 2017

Kauffman Foundation Launches Kansas City Connector Project

The Kansas City Connector Project provides the opportunity to identify and recognize the often-unsung individuals as well as traditional leaders who all have the ability to create and influence change.

JANUARY 24, 2017

1 Million Cups

Entrepreneurs present their companies to an audience of mentors, advisers, and fellow entrepreneurs in cities around the country.

JANUARY 20, 2017

Defining Entrepreneurship: From Dataset to Mindset

What is entrepreneurship? It's one word, but can mean something different to many different people. I dive into a few of the different perspectives, and open the discussions to others.

JANUARY 09, 2017

Kauffman Foundation Honors Promising Scholars for Ground-Breaking Research in Entrepreneurship

Kauffman Entrepreneurship Scholars Awards inspire young researchers to study entrepreneurship

DECEMBER 07, 2016

Venture for America

Entrepreneurship fellowship program seeks high-growth startups interested in hiring recent college graduates from around the country

DECEMBER 07, 2016

Venture for America Expands to Kansas City

With the support of the Kauffman Foundation, Venture for America will send recent college graduates to contribute to high-growth startups in Kansas City.

DECEMBER 06, 2016

Kauffman Foundation to Accept Nominations for Junior Faculty Fellowship Grants

Program will award grants of $35,000 each to seven junior faculty members

DECEMBER 05, 2016

Including People of Color in the Promise of Entrepreneurship

Continued disparity in entrepreneurship among people of color requires understanding of the unique challenges they face and for private and public sectors to broaden entrepreneurial opportunity.

DECEMBER 05, 2016

The 2016 Mayors Conference in 14 Tweets

Read Twitter highlights from the 2016 Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship in St. Petersburg, Florida.

DECEMBER 02, 2016

Is Entrepreneurship the Most Productive Part of our Economy?

This post is a part of a series by the Growthology team, where we take a look at some of the topics discussed in State of the Field, a compilation of knowledge on entrepreneurship research written by the leading experts in the field. This post looks at productivity.

DECEMBER 02, 2016

2017 Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowships: Top Scholars Wanted

With holiday breaks coming up, this is a great time to nominate a deserving colleague, peer, or friend for the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research (KJFF). While the nomination period is open for about a month and a half more, as soon as a nomination is submitted the nominee can begin to work on his or her application. We also check in with some of our Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellows to see what they're up to.

DECEMBER 01, 2016

Kauffman Compilation: Research on Race and Entrepreneurship

This compilationhighlights a range of Kauffman resources that discuss entrepreneurs of color, the particular challenges facing these demographics, and the practical and policy ideas to address them.

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