Kauffman Founders School Features Steve Blank's Lessons "On Startups"
1/22/2014
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Kauffman Founders School launched a new education series today to help entrepreneurs develop their businesses during the startup stage by highlighting how startups are different from big companies. The online content features insights from Steve Blank, a Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur, educator and co-author of The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company.

Economy is Trending Up Says Survey of Entrepreneurs
1/21/2014
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Although the United States’ economic upturn remains modest, two indicators from the second annual Kauffman Foundation/LegalZoom survey of entrepreneurs indicated greater confidence in 2013. Small business owners reported lenders providing increased access to credit over the last 12 months, and a greater willingness from the entrepreneurs themselves to put personal savings toward new business ventures.

Kauffman Foundation Announces Kauffman Prize Medal Recipient
1/6/2014
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The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced today the recipient of the 2014 Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship, which annually recognizes one outstanding scholar for his or her contribution to entrepreneurship research. The award was presented to Nicholas Bloom, professor of economics at Stanford University, on Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Allied Social Science Associations’ annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.

U.S. Mayors Gain Insights into Metro Entrepreneurship Issues From Two New Kauffman Foundation Reports
11/20/2013
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Metropolitan entrepreneurship issues are the focus of two new Kauffman Foundation reports being released today at the Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship held in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week. At the conference, hosted by the Foundation in partnership with the city of Kansas City, Mo., mayor’s office, mayors and entrepreneurship experts from around the country will discuss ways to promote startup activity and encourage higher levels of entrepreneurship in their cities.

Teddy the Guardian Tops Startups from 31 Countries to Win 2013 Startup Open Held During Global Entrepreneurship Week
11/20/2013
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Teddy the Guardian, a completely organic plush teddy bear that measures children's vital signs seamlessly as they play, beat out startups from 31 countries to be named the winner of the 2013 Startup Open. The competition, run by the organizers of Global Entrepreneurship Week, identifies and recognizes the most promising young firms with a startup moment within the past 12 months.

KC Mayor, Kauffman Foundation to Live Stream Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship
11/19/2013
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The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, in partnership with the office of Mayor Sly James of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hosting the first-ever Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship on Nov. 20, 2013, beginning at 11:15 a.m. EST. Sixteen mayors and other entrepreneurship experts from around the country will share insights about promoting startup activity and discuss ways to encourage higher levels of entrepreneurship in U.S. cities.

EyeVerify is Last Startup Standing in 'Get in the Ring' U.S. Pitch Competition Hosted by Kauffman Foundation
11/19/2013
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A Kansas City, Kan., startup with a software solution that verifies identity via a human eyeprint and a smartphone delivered the knockout pitch in last night’s final round of “Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash.” EyeVerify founder Toby Rush sparred verbally with seven other finalists from across the nation for the title of U.S. champion, a $10,000 cash prize, and a round-trip ticket to Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In Rotterdam on Nov. 22, Rush will compete against seven global finalists for potential angel investment of up to $1 million.

The Ice House Manner and Mindset of Teaching Entrepreneurship Featured in New Kauffman Sketchbook
11/19/2013
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The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, an online and classroom program that focuses on the fundamental elements of an entrepreneurial mindset, is featured in the newest installment of the Kauffman Sketchbook video series released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The segment is being unveiled as entrepreneurs and their supporters are being celebrated around the world during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), Nov. 18-24.

Entrepreneurs Worldwide Weigh in on Their Country's Entrepreneurial Communities and Policies
11/18/2013
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What do entrepreneurs in America have in common with entrepreneurs in Qatar? More than you might imagine, according to a recent survey sponsored by the organizers of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

Oprah Who? Americans Less Aware of Top U.S. Entrepreneurs Than of Celebrities, Politicians and Athletes, Kauffman Foundation Survey Shows
11/12/2013
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Americans know their celebrities, living or dead: a full 96 percent recognize the name Marilyn Monroe. But say “Steve Jobs” to a U.S. resident, and the odds are barely better than 50/50 that you’ll get a nod of recognition for the founder of Apple.

Even entrepreneurs who have made extraordinary contributions to the U.S. economy – and to daily life for millions – have relatively low public awareness, according to a study released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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