Kauffman Knowledge Challenge

The Kauffman Knowledge Challenge seeks to increase entrepreneurial success, which can’t happen unless entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship program and policy designers, ecosystem leaders, and researchers have more insight into what works and what doesn’t work in encouraging and sustaining startups.

The Knowledge Challenge is a biannual program that invites proposers to submit proposals for research activities aimed at improving our basic understanding of entrepreneurs and the levers, tools and methods that can advance entrepreneurship in the United States. The Knowledge Challenge is open to proposers conducting research in universities and academic institutions, laboratories, companies, nonprofit organizations, and as individuals. The goal of the Knowledge Challenge is to produce tangible insights for entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship program and policy design, ecosystem leaders, and researchers.

Meet the 32 inaugural Knowledge Challenge grantee organizations and individuals in the four research areas of 2018: