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

LGBTQ coworking space

Creating spaces of intention

In rural Virginia, and in cities across the country, creating open, inclusive environments that benefit the LGBTQ community benefit the larger entrepreneurial community, as well.

Denver, Colorado

How to combat the solitary side of the startup life

While the daily grind of entrepreneurship can be isolating, a strong, purposeful community can create needed connections.

Real World Learning, drone

A vision for the future of student success is urgent

Our education system must prepare students for learning, work, and life after high school in a rapidly changing world, which means the time to provide real-world learning opportunities – for all students – is now.

The evo of eco devo

Homegrown economies with an entrepreneurial mindset

From building intentionality into strategic initiatives to responding to the impact of emerging technologies rapidly reshaping the workforce, experts discuss the ‘human-first’ approach cities need to evolve economic development.

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

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