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Start Us Up: America's New Business Plan


Making it easier for everyday Americans to start their own businesses is essential for creating economic growth that works for everyone. America’s New Business Plan puts the ambitions and can-do spirit of everyday Americans first through a four-part entrepreneurship agenda that ensures anyone with an idea has access to the opportunity, funding, knowledge, and support to turn it into a reality.
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America’s New Business Plan expands what it means to be 'pro-business'


For policymakers who want to do something to help entrepreneurs, here’s a roadmap to what they need, and it starts with opportunity, funding, knowledge, and support.
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The Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship


The Kauffman Foundation's annual Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship brings mayors, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship experts together to discuss ways to promote startup activity and encourage higher levels of entrepreneurship in their cities.
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Postsecondary


The goal of the Foundation's involvement in the postsecondary space is to ensure that Kansas City's population has the postsecondary credentials necessary to meet regional workforce goals.

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Listening to the voice of Native America


Native American communities seek the tools and capital support required for education, new business development, and sustainable job creation.
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Schools must cultivate skills that translate to work


Education must include practical opportunities to fail and take risks, and to gain real-world experience that develops the skills typically absent from syllabi.
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Would school look different if I had a teacher that looked like me?


Founder of the Latinx Education Collaborative knows firsthand the importance of representation in schools.
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Data Resources


The Kauffman Foundation creates data overviews that provide guidance on how to use certain datasets. The data overviews serve several purposes: 1) To serve as data reference guides for academics, other data providers, or anyone interested in new research developments in entrepreneurship; 2) To provide short (up to two pages) overviews of data sets in one place that point to relevant information; and 3) To be updated continually online and also used for in-person trainings.
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COMETS


The COMETS database is a result of close to two decades of research, hard work, and dedication by a community of scholars working to join data about science, technology, and economic outcomes such that links between innovations, people, and businesses can be tracked better.
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Research-to-Practice Translation


The Kauffman Foundation’s entrepreneurship research-to-practice translation work creates a bridge between research and practice. The dissemination and uptake of practical, actionable, and rigorous evidence requires the creation of a two-way conversation – a feedback loop – between researchers and practitioners.
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