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Previous Knowledge Challenge Grantees

After listening to researchers, entrepreneurs, and those who support entrepreneurs, the Kauffman Foundation updated its approach to the way it seeks information form research and created the Kauffman Knowledge Challenge in 2018.

The Knowledge Challenge is a biannual program that invites proposers to submit proposals for research activities aimed at improving our basic understanding of entrepreneurs and the levers, tools, and methods that can advance entrepreneurship in the United States.

The inaugural Kauffman Knowledge Challenge was split into four research areas in 2018:

New Nature of Entrepreneurship | Projects will explore how new markets are emerging and test new program designs.

Barriers to Entrepreneurship | Projects will seek to understand the barriers to entrepreneurship and where they come from.

Program Design and Policy Intervention & Implementation | Projects will show how policy outcomes affect entrepreneurs.

Ecosystem and External Environment for Entrepreneurship | Projects will look at how ecosystems operate.

Meet the 32 inaugural Knowledge Challenge grantee organizations:

New Nature of Entrepreneurship

Barriers to Entrepreneurship

Program Design and Policy Intervention & Implementation

Ecosystem and External Environment for Entrepreneurship