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Amy Unruh
Amy Unruh is a senior communications manager of Education, KC Civic and Evaluation in Public Affairs for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. She is responsible for leading communication projects that help strengthen educators, key city assets administrators, and the evaluation team to grow and engage communities and audiences. Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Unruh […]
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Chhaya Kolavalli writes that Kauffman’s Inclusive Ecosystems grant is focused on research that values community voice and pushes back against the accepted norm to collect data, and frame problems and solutions on communities, rather than with them.
Entrepreneurship in the Midst of Digital Transformation | Entrepreneurship Issue Forum
Panelists explore what increasing digitalization means for new businesses, how entrepreneurs are adapting to a digital landscape, and what the potential is for digitalization to increase entrepreneurial equity and inclusion – or recreate existing inequities. Watch the full forum below.
"Are We Back? Early-Stage Entrepreneurship Trends Two Years into the COVID Pandemic" brief report cover
The landscape of entrepreneurship has changed dramatically since the emergence of COVID-19. In this brief, we highlight some of these changes based on findings from the Kauffman Early-Stage Entrepreneurship Indicators – a set of measures that track new business creation in the United States going back more than 25 years. We also examine how trends during COVID-19 compare to trends during the Great Recession.
A photo of Laila Bell
Laila Bell is a director of evaluation, learning, and impact stories in Evaluation for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she works to evaluate the data story of the Foundation and its grantee partners to enable responsive, data-informed decision making. Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Bell was associate director of learning and evaluation for […]
A video still from Entrepreneurship Issue Forum: The Great Resignation and Entrepreneurship
Panelists discuss why so many Americans are quitting their jobs, breaking down what the current employee retention landscape might mean for new business creation and entrepreneurship in the future. Watch the full forum below.
Inclusive Ecosystems RFP
This portfolio of research grants prioritizes the perspectives of community members, engages researchers and communities in conversation and collaboration, and examines how structural issues shape equity and opportunity in entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Message from the CEO: The time for hope and fundamental action has arrived.
Kauffman President and CEO Wendy Guillies writes that we have a rare opportunity to address the widening wealth and income gap by strategically deploying historic federal funding – and encourages us to not miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance.