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.

What's New in Entrepreneurship

MARCH 02, 2015

Are Incubators Beneficial to Emerging Businesses?

Kauffman ressearcher Emily Fetsch examines incubation research to determine if incubators are beneficial to emerging entrepreneurs.

FEBRUARY 26, 2015

The Creators Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs

The Creator’s Code by Amy Wilkinson, a strategic advisor to startups and large corporations alike, unlocks the six essential skills that turn intriguing ideas into enduring enterprises.

FEBRUARY 26, 2015

The Celebritization of Entrepreneurs

Kauffman researcher Colin Tomkins-Bergh explores the current entrepreneurship zeitgist and its potential implications on potential and young entrepreneurs.

FEBRUARY 25, 2015

Demographic Trends Will Shape the Future of Entrepreneurship

Changing demographic trends are altering the American economic landscape in ways that will affect the economy for years to come. The aging of Boomers and the emergence of Millennials are two of the biggest demographic developments in America today.

FEBRUARY 25, 2015

Aging and Rising Generations May Be the Future of Entrepreneurship, According to Latest Kauffman Policy Digest

According to a new Entrepreneurship Policy Digest, the two biggest demographic developments in America today—the aging of boomers and the maturation of millennials—could have a positive influence on the economy if public policy helps them reach their entrepreneurial potential.

FEBRUARY 25, 2015

1 Million Cups 2.0

Kauffman Foundation researcher Colin Tomkins-Bergh explains the evolution of the 1 Million Cups Program as it has spread across the country into 69 cities in less than three years.

FEBRUARY 24, 2015

Kauffman Founders School Twitter Chat: Millennials and the Next Wave of Entrepreneurship

Join @KauffmanFS and special guest @SBAgov on Twitter as we discuss opportunities and challenges for Millennial entrepreneurs.

FEBRUARY 23, 2015

Access to Credit Remains a Challenge for Entrepreneurs Despite Improving Economy

Annual Kauffman Foundation/LegalZoom survey of startup owners reveals an increasingly favorable entrepreneurial environment even with lingering credit issues

FEBRUARY 23, 2015

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: The Future of Internet Governance

The future of the internet gets a look on both sides of Capitol Hill this week with hearings about the transition of internet governance away from government involvement as well as net neutraily and the latest FCC proposal.

FEBRUARY 23, 2015

Kauffman Emerging Scholars Initiative

Kauffman researcher Alex Krause overviews the Kauffman Emerging Scholars Initiative for her blog series on the same subject.

FEBRUARY 23, 2015

The Changing Immigration Map

The social media furor over Sean Penn's joke at the Oscars obscures the shifting demographics of immigration.

FEBRUARY 20, 2015

Help Shift the Economy Into Drive with Immigration Reform

Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson explores how immigrants contribute to economic growth and shows that current immigration policy is holding back the economy from functioning at its potential.

FEBRUARY 19, 2015

Kauffman Foundation Simplifies Search for Current Entrepreneurship Research with Launch of StateoftheField.org

This custom-built tool provides an up-to-date single resource for anyone seeking the most current data on entrepreneurship topics.

FEBRUARY 19, 2015

The Many Flavors of Crowdfunding

Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson takes a look at how crowdfunding has become part of the menu of financing options for entrepreneurs and how the different types of crowdfunding achieve different goals.

FEBRUARY 17, 2015

Kauffman Foundation Launches ‘Entrepreneurship & Economy’ Page on RealClearPolicy and RealClearMarkets

To make its research, news and programs accessible to more entrepreneurs, researchers, policymakers and news media, the Kauffman Foundation has launched the Entrepreneurship & Economy section on the RealClearPolicy and RealClearMarkets websites.

FEBRUARY 17, 2015

State of Entrepreneurship 2015: Address by Wendy Guillies, Kauffman Foundation

Wendy Guillies, acting president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation delivers the State of Entrepreneurship Address 2015.

FEBRUARY 17, 2015

State of Entrepreneurship 2015: Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Opening Remarks

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker delivers the opening remarks at the State of Entrepreneurship Address 2015.

FEBRUARY 17, 2015

State of Entrepreneurship 2015: SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet Closing Remarks

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet delivers the closing remarks at the State of Entrepreneurship Address 2015.

FEBRUARY 17, 2015

10 Years to Overnight Success and The Creator’s Code

Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix explores the findings on Amy Wilkinson's new book The Creator's Code