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A video still from the May 2022 Entrepreneurship Issue Forum, "Gig Work and Entrepreneurship"

Gig work has received increasing attention in recent years, particularly with the rise of digital platforms. What does the proliferation of digital platforms — and gig work more broadly — mean for entrepreneurship? This forum discusses the landscape of gig work in the U.S., various types of gig work, the relationship between gig work and entrepreneurship, and the implications of gig work for policy and practice. Watch the full forum below.

A video still from the April 2022 Entrepreneurship Issue Forum, "Spring Knowledge Challenge Showcase"

Kauffman Knowledge Challenge grantees highlight their research, which focuses on activities that improve our understanding of entrepreneurship and generate practical, actionable, and rigorous evidence to inform decision making and create systems change. Watch the full forum below.

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Amy Unruh is a senior communications manager of Education, KC Civic, and Evaluation in Public Affairs for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. She is responsible for leading communication projects that help strengthen educators, key city assets administrators, and the evaluation team to grow and engage communities and audiences. Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Unruh […]

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Chhaya Kolavalli writes that Kauffman’s Inclusive Ecosystems grant is focused on research that values community voice and pushes back against the accepted norm to collect data, and frame problems and solutions on communities, rather than with them.

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.

Kauffman Trends in Entrepreneurship: Are We Back? Early Stage Entrepreneurship Trends Two Years Into the COVID Pandemic

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.