Entrepreneurship Programs

Innovation Fund America

Launched in 2012 to position select community colleges around the nation to find, fund, and mentor innovative local startups with the potential to grow.

Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash 2014

A high-impact pitch competition in which U.S. entrepreneurs battle to secure growth opportunities, potential clients, and relationships with those who can help them succeed.

1 Million Cups

A weekly educational and networking program founded by Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation that strives to engage entrepreneurs in their communities.

Maker Faire

Created by Make magazine, it’s the premier event for grassroots American innovation, celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science, and technology.

Mapping the World's Startup Communities

The Kauffman Foundation is helping Startup Genome build and evaluate community data curated by a worldwide network of volunteers who create up-to-date maps of entrepreneurial communities.

The Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship

The Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship brings mayors and entrepreneurship experts together to discuss ways to promote startup activity and encourage higher levels of entrepreneurship in their cities.

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.

Khan Academy Entrepreneurship Series

Personal lessons and insights from accomplished entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson are the basis of this new interview series.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® awards.

Urban Entrepreneur Partnership

UEP is a premium business solution distinguished by a unique and innovative one-to-one business coaching model designed to produce rapid return on investment.