Policy

The Kauffman Foundation is working to reduce barriers and provide support by empowering entrepreneurship advocates, increasing entrepreneurs' and policymakers' understandings of how policy affects entrepreneurship, and continuing to build relationships with policymakers.

Ecosystem builder at the 2018 State of Entrepreneurship Address

Entrepreneurs are pointing the way to economic inclusion

Barriers are falling, but we are a long way from zero. Fortunately, entrepreneurs are leading the way.

Taking the Voice of Entrepreneurs to Capitol Hill, State of Entrepreneurship 2018, The Kauffman Foundation

Taking the voice of entrepreneurs to Capitol Hill

35 entrepreneurs, grantees, and entrepreneur advocates take on Capitol Hill to discuss the barriers that America's makers, doers, and dreamers face in starting and growing businesses.

Kelsey Hampton at the Entrepreneurship Policy Network meeting

How policy and advocacy are vital to entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs' Policy Network bolsters plan to empower those who support entrepreneurs to be effective policy advocates.

PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES

2018 State of Entrepreneurship Address

Too many are left out of our economy. The long-term decline in entrepreneurship has dragged down productivity, wages, and living standards for all Americans. Listen to speeches by Wendy Guillies, Victor W. Hwang, and Janice Omadeke at the State of Entrepreneurship Address in Washington, D.C.

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Startup Week Across America

Though new businesses are vital to our country's economic growth, many policymakers may not know about the latest startups in their states and districts. Startup Week Across America is an opportunity for senators and representatives to learn more about local startups and discuss the important role entrepreneurs play in our economy.

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