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.
Barriers are falling, but we are a long way from zero. Fortunately, entrepreneurs are leading the way.
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.
Entrepreneurs' Policy Network bolsters plan to empower those who support entrepreneurs to be effective policy advocates.
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.
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.