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Think Locally, Act Locally: Building a Robust Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

This report analyzes behavioral patterns of entrepreneurs who participate in 1 Million Cups (1MC) Kansas City, a Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation program designed to engage, educate, and connect entrepreneurs. 

We published our first paper about 1MC in March 2013, which presented results of an initial survey among 1MC participants to identify their demographic characteristics, information about whether they were a founder or co-founder of a startup, and their attendance patterns at 1MC. 

This second paper is based primarily on another round of surveys we conducted in May 2013 and January 2014. 

This time, we deepen our analysis particularly on local networking activities, such as entrepreneurs’ connections to other local programs and information collection via Twitter activities.