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The Secret to a Thriving Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Might be Midwest Flavor


If you're looking for remarkable potential for business growth, inclusiveness, access, openness, and support – look no further than the Midwest.
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We Can Build the STEM Workforce Our Future Economy Needs


A recent report highlighted that by 2030, Missouri will face a shortage of 200,000 qualified workers. This is not just a MIssouri issue, but a national issue, as well. The key challenge is to ensure that education is equitable in order to meet the needs of ALL students and the needs of tomorrow's workforce.
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A Time for New Beginnings, Regardless of Age


In this rural county in upstate New York, with "more cows than people," employment prospects are limited. But, entrepreneurs graduating from training to refine and launch their businesses are empowered to take control of their own destinies and create jobs for fellow residents in the process.
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The Power to Choose


Project Choice captured the nation's imagination by offering four classes of Westport High School students the support they needed to access and pay for education after high school. In his speech to graduating seniors and one of the classes in the program, Ewing Kauffman challenged the students to take full advantage of the opportunity they'd been given.
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Lasting Legacy. Continued Impact.


As college and KSI program grads donned caps and gowns, 120 diverse young professionals begin to create their own legacies.
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Why America Can't Take Its Entrepreneurial Spirit for Granted


The energy, enthusiasm, and commitment exhibited from each and every country at this year's Global Entrepreneurship Congress was incredibly impressive and humbling. Read about our five key takeaways.
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Listen, Learn, and Work Together


Philanthropy’s role should be to help bring to scale some of the ideas already in motion within communities, connect communities together, share lessons, and provide the investments necessary to accelerate change.
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Is Entrepreneurship the Journey or the Destination?


As they roll down the highway home from Entrefest in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Victor Hwang and Aaron North have a meta conversation: Is entrepreneurial success found in the journey or the destination – and what does that mean for those trying to instill an entrepreneurial mindset in students?
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The Road to Understanding


The real-life stories of the day-to-day issues entrepreneurs face are most vividly told in the offices, workshops, and garages where they work, and the Kauffman Foundation is venturing out to hear them.
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Designing the Future of Learning for All Kids


Education is ripe for innovation, but how do we scale successful models to prepare the majority, not a privileged few, for a rapidly transforming economy?
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