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Entrepreneurship Research

We aim to create actionable insights and practical tools to reduce barriers to entrepreneurs through problem-based grantmaking, advances in data, and translation capacity and infrastructure.

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Programs & Initiatives

Reports and Briefs

Reports and Briefs

Our research reports and briefs (Entrepreneurship Issue Briefs and Trends in Entrepreneurship) provide knowledge, data, and insights on key opportunities, challenges, and trends relevant to entrepreneurship.

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Kauffman Indicators of Entrepreneurship

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

Kauffman Knowledge Challenge

Knowledge Challenge: Insight to Impact

The Knowledge Challenge is a biannual program that invites proposals for research activities aimed at improving our basic understanding of entrepreneurs, addressing key practitioner challenges and barriers to entrepreneurship. The goal is to produce actionable insights and knowledge for entrepreneurs, entrepreneur support organizations, and researchers.

Community-Engaged Research RFP

Community-Engaged Research RFP

Community-engaged research can advance equity, reciprocity, and trust with populations who typically experience extraction and harm in the research process. For this portfolio, we gathered together a group of scholars and community organizations committed to community-engaged approaches to entrepreneurship research.

Research-to-Practice Translation

Research-to-Practice Translation

The Entrepreneurship Research-to-Practice Translation work creates a bridge between research and practice. Our approach includes the development of both research-to-practice and practice-to-research. Activities include translating research findings and creating processes, opportunities, and infrastructure for researchers to engage in, develop, and access translation capabilities.

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Entrepreneurship Issue Forums

Entrepreneurship Issue Forums provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to come together to share evidence and insights on specific topics related to entrepreneurship.

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