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Currents is storytelling that illustrates Kauffman’s grantmaking, research, programs, and initiatives that support the start and growth of new businesses, a more prepared workforce, and stronger communities.

Currents is storytelling that illustrates Kauffman’s grantmaking, research, programs, and initiatives that support the start and growth of new businesses, a more prepared workforce, and stronger communities.
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ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

Inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems are our moral and economic imperative

Kauffman Vice President of Entrepreneurship Philip Gaskin leads a Clinton Global Initiative panel discussion on supporting underserved entrepreneurs.

Inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems are our moral and economic imperative
A statue of a man in front of a brick college building with an inscription that reads: "James Edward Shepard 1875-1947, Founder & President, North Carolina College at Durham 1910-1947"
RACIAL EQUITY

‘To get to an equitable world, we have to have an equitable economic foundation.’

From banking to higher education to the U.S. Department of Energy, Dr. Henry McKoy is always working to use the power of entrepreneurship to improve people’s quality of life.

‘To get to an equitable world, we have to have an equitable economic foundation.’
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PUBLIC POLICY

Social Innovation Summit: Inclusive and equitable economies are created when cities prioritize them

In this Q&A, Karen Freeman-Wilson discusses the importance of local government and economic development that intentionally supports entrepreneurs, especially those who are underserved.

Social Innovation Summit: Inclusive and equitable economies are created when cities prioritize them
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ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEMS

Tight knit: Connection is critical for progress in rural entrepreneurial ecosystems

Kansas Leadership Center’s Lucy Petroucheva says in vibrant rural entrepreneurial communities, leadership is “an activity, not a position.”

Tight knit: Connection is critical for progress in rural entrepreneurial ecosystems
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FUTURE OF LEARNING

Inclusive education begins with understanding who you’re teaching

AIRR Executive Director Karla Juárez discusses the importance of the Immigration 101 program to support students of immigrant families.

Inclusive education begins with understanding who you’re teaching