What does it mean to be uncommon?
What is the measure of success?
Can we rethink groupthink?
Can America turn its back on immigrants?
Is the middle the new edge?
Do we have the courage to collaborate?
Who is Generation A?
Is post-industrial America ready to punch back?

Kauffman Currents

Stories and insights that underscore the essential role of education and entrepreneurship in empowering all people to shape their futures, create vibrant communities, and grow an inclusive economy.

Melinda Pregont

Making a small town home

Millennials returning to their hometown of Atchison, Kansas, are investing in its success and working with the community to revitalize small-town life.

Kauffman Knowledge Challenge

2020 Kauffman Knowledge Challenge: The value in knowing what's missing

The 2020 Knowledge Challenge RFP focuses on building an inclusive research pipeline to better understand what can advance entrepreneurship in the U.S.

Esam Hammad, right, at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Bahrain.

A nation once known for pearl-diving now shares the risk with entrepreneurs

The special energy created when members of diverse entrepreneurial ecosystems come together was concentrated recently in Bahrain.

Close the Gap convening

A love letter to entrepreneurship support organizations

The impact of ESOs is immeasurable – and support for them is critical to our communities and economy.

"You're doing something in a way that's never been done before for people that have never been included in the process. That's power. You are the evolution. The revolution."

— Dell Gines, senior community development advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Takeaways from the ESHIP Summit 2019
Our Founder

Ewing Marion Kauffman believed every person has the opportunity to be uncommon and take risks to achieve success.

Learn more about Ewing Kauffman's life and legacy