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Entrepreneurship in the Midst of Digital Transformation | Entrepreneurship Issue Forum

Panelists explore what increasing digitalization means for new businesses, how entrepreneurs are adapting to a digital landscape, and what the potential is for digitalization to increase entrepreneurial equity and inclusion – or recreate existing inequities. Watch the full forum below.

"Are We Back? Early-Stage Entrepreneurship Trends Two Years into the COVID Pandemic" brief report cover

The landscape of entrepreneurship has changed dramatically since the emergence of COVID-19. In this brief, we highlight some of these changes based on findings from the Kauffman Early-Stage Entrepreneurship Indicators – a set of measures that track new business creation in the United States going back more than 25 years. We also examine how trends during COVID-19 compare to trends during the Great Recession.

A photo of Laila Bell

Laila Bell is a director of evaluation, learning, and impact stories in Evaluation for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she works to evaluate the data story of the Foundation and its grantee partners to enable responsive, data-informed decision making. Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Bell was associate director of learning and evaluation for […]

A video still from Entrepreneurship Issue Forum: The Great Resignation and Entrepreneurship

Panelists discuss why so many Americans are quitting their jobs, breaking down what the current employee retention landscape might mean for new business creation and entrepreneurship in the future. Watch the full forum below.

Inclusive Ecosystems RFP

This portfolio of research grants prioritizes the perspectives of community members, engages researchers and communities in conversation and collaboration, and examines how structural issues shape equity and opportunity in entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Message from the CEO: The time for hope and fundamental action has arrived.

Kauffman President and CEO Wendy Guillies writes that we have a rare opportunity to address the widening wealth and income gap by strategically deploying historic federal funding – and encourages us to not miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance.

Last spring, Fort Osage School District began planning a new venture steeped in real world learning. When a coffee shop serving a unique area of their community closed, the district saw an opportunity for students to create and manage a business from the ground up. Timeline for how Fort Osage launched a student-run coffee shop: […]

Entrepreneurship Issue Forum: Access to Support

Panelists discuss the current landscape of the U.S. social safety net and its impacts on entrepreneurship, including sharing potential opportunities and solutions to better support entrepreneurs. Watch the full forum below.