Our founder, Mr. Kauffman, believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life. We work with entrepreneurs, empower them with tools and resources, and work to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses.
We fight to empower the makers, the doers and the dreamers to create their own destinies and achieve uncommon things.
The ESHIP Summit is a convening of leaders from across the United States and beyond seeking to support entrepreneurs, build ecosystems and change our economy.
The Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship brings together mayors and entrepreneurs to discuss ways to promote startup activity in their cities.
GEW is an annual weeklong series of celebrations involving millions of people in more than 100 countries, designed to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation.
The Kauffman Fellows Program provides firsthand experience in the venture capital process for exceptional men and women.
The Kauffman Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations that have exceptional track records in supporting diverse entrepreneurs.
1MC is a weekly educational and networking program that strives to engage entrepreneurs in their communities.
Entrepreneurship.org focuses on content and resources to assist and educate entrepreneurs, business mentors, policymakers, academics, and investors.
Kauffman FastTrac™ is a hands-on program designed to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage and grow a successful business.
The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship series is an umbrella of annual reports that measure U.S. entrepreneurship across national, state and top 40 metro levels.
The Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs provides a timely, more frequent socio-economic portrait of the nation’s employer businesses by gender, ethnicity, race and veteran status.
Entrepreneurship Scholars is a series of programs and initiatives designed to support the overall goal of promoting entrepreneurship as a field of academic study.
We believe that if you have an idea, you have a fundamental right to start a business to make it a reality. Yet, the startup rate today is roughly half what it was in 1980.
The Zero Barriers Movement allows you to share your challenges and uncommon solutions to help people turn their ideas into reality.
The Digests provide summaries of findings around relevant policy issues impacting entrepreneurship.
A collection of more than 10 years of research, which has created new knowledge about entrepreneurship, informing our programs and educating policymakers and the public.