2019 State of Entrepreneurship Address



Too many communities concentrate on attracting businesses from afar instead of growing them at home. In a thriving ecosystem, entrepreneurship empowers individuals, improves standards of living, and creates jobs, wealth, and innovation in the economy. But the success of an entrepreneurial ecosystem can’t be bought; it has to be built.

In the 2019 State of Entrepreneurship Address, we discussed how, together, we can grow inclusive and empowering economies and explored the best ways to support the makers, the doers, and the dreamers.

Featuring speeches by:

Wendy Guillies, president and CEO, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Victor W. Hwang, vice president, Entrepreneurship, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

And a panel conversation with:

Mayor Sly James, Kansas City, Missouri

Christine Lai, community activator, Los Angeles, California

Kim Lane, entrepreneur, Conway, Arkansas

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