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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.

State of Entrepreneurship 2019

By lifting our entrepreneurs, we lift our communities. By lifting our communities, we lift America.

Rewatch the 10th Annual State of Entrepreneurship Address and find out how the 997 can support the 3 out of every 1,000 Americans who start and grow businesses right in our own backyards.

There's no savior from the outside. There's no large corporation that'll wave a magic wand. There's no one in Washington, D.C., who can pass a law to revive our communities. The only possible answer is that you are the leaders you've been waiting for.

Victor Hwang, vice president, Entrepreneurship, 10th Annual State of Entrepreneurship Address

What can you do to support entrepreneurs?

Visit three cities – Kansas City, Missouri; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and the Twin Cities, Minnesota – and hear how entrepreneurs received support from their communities to overcome the barriers they faced.

Shaking up the capital landscape

The Capital Access Lab is intended to spur the formation of new financing mechanisms that increase capital investment in the range of $250,000 to $1 million into three-to-five investments funds that will provide capital to underserved entrepreneurs who have been historically left behind.

Kauffman Indicators Top Navigation

Introducing the Kauffman Indicators of Entrepreneurship

The site offers in-depth measures, reports, and accompanying interactive data visualizations that present entrepreneurial trends in the United States.

Kauffman Indicators of Entrepreneurship

Indicators provide early-stage entrepreneurship data

What's the difference between the Kauffman Indicators and the Kauffman Index?