Entrepreneurship Programs

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1 Million Cups

A weekly educational and networking program founded by the Kauffman Foundation that strives to engage entrepreneurs in their communities.

Angel Resource Institute

Provides education, training, mentoring, and information on best practices in the field of angel investing to improve connections between angel investors and entrepreneurs.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a proud sponsor of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year award.

Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Network

The Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Network is an online network sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation and the Social Science Research Network.


Entrepreneurship.org focuses on content and resources to assist and educate entrepreneurs, business mentors, policymakers, academics, and investors.

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship

Yael Hochberg, head of the Entrepreneurship Initiative at Rice University and as Academic Director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, is the 2016 winner of the Kauffman Prize Medal, awarded for contributions of new insight into the field of entrepreneurship.

Grants for Entrepreneurship Support Organizations

The Kauffman Foundation issues request for proposals to help scale and deepen the most promising programs that support entrepreneurs.

Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash 2014

The Kauffman Foundation hosts the North American "Get in the Ring" competition, bringing together innovative entrepreneurs from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Global Entrepreneurship Research Network

A collaboration of research organizations worldwide to help fill the entrepreneurship research void by collecting and sharing research results so they are accessible, usable, and open.

Global Entrepreneurship Week

An annual weeklong series of celebrations involving millions of people in more than 100 countries, designed to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation.