Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Kicks Off Today

Starting today, in 123 countries around the world, millions of current and aspiring entrepreneurs will kick off the third-annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2011, Nov. 14-20. More than 25,000 partner organizations will host 40,000 events in a week-long celebration that will drive awareness and adoption for the world’s key economic driver – entrepreneurship.

How to Take a Company from Concept to Creation in 54 Hours

Startup Weekend™—the organization behind 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and create startups—has spawned both a global initiative in entrepreneurship as well as numerous successful startups.

Rep. Ben Quayle (AZ-03) Introduces Legislation to Improve Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Requirements for Small Businesses

Rep. Ben Quayle from Arizona’s third district recently introduced  H.R. 2941, the Startup Expansion and Investment Act, which will allow shareholders of public companies with market valuations below $1 billion to opt out of regulations within section 404 for the first 10 years after going public. The costs for complying with the requirements of this section of Sarbanes-Oxley can exceed $1 million for new companies and can cost them up to $20 million in loss of valuation.

Kauffman Foundation Expands Global Scholars Program, Invites U.S. Graduates to Apply

A world-class opportunity awaits U.S. college graduates with innovative ideas for a new business. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is expanding its successful Global Scholars Program to include up to 10 recent graduates from U.S. colleges and universities who will join Scholars from around the world.

Inaugural Class of Entrepreneur Walk of Fame to be Unveiled

The Entrepreneur Walk of Fame will unveil its inaugural class of seven esteemed honorees whose names will be immortalized with a sidewalk star in Kendall Square on Friday, September 16, 2011. Similar to Hollywood’s celebration of movie stars, the Entrepreneur Walk of Fame (EntWoF) awards entrepreneurs at the top of their fields who have taken strong steps to transform the business culture and jumpstart the economy.

iStart launches new profiles features

Learn how aspiring entrepreneurs can now showcase more of their businesses online to build a stronger network of resources, get constructive feedback, and meet potential partners thanks to the enhanced profiles feature just launched on iStart, the leading online community for business competitions.

Startup Open Announces Top Prizes, Including Trip to Liverpool for Global Entrepreneurship Congress and Mentoring Program with Redbox Founders

Startup Open aims to answer a question plaguing economists, investors and Main Street alike: Who are the next generation of entrepreneurs that will grow to become tomorrow’s Google, Apple or Facebook? Startup Open is a competition that recognizes the “GEW 50,” a group of 50 companies deemed to have the greatest chance of growing into game-changing firms that will move markets and create jobs.

Testimony of Ted Zoller Before the US Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs

Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member Shelby, and other members of the Committee, my name is Ted Zoller, and I serve as Vice President of Entrepreneurship at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, am a faculty member in the business school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an entrepreneur.  I appreciate the opportunity to share some perspectives on capital access to start-up and scale businesses in the United States.

Kauffman Reveals Startup Act Proposal to Boost Growth

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today presented a proposal to jump-start the ailing U.S. economy and increase job creation by accelerating the growth of startups and young businesses. The "Startup Act" proposal was unveiled at the National Press Club in Washington by Kauffman President and CEO Carl Schramm and Vice President of Research and Policy Robert Litan, followed by videotaped remarks from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Senator Jon Tester (D-MT).

Kauffman Foundation Expeditionary Economics Paper Recommends New Military Government School to Train Nation-Building Experts

The United States should establish a new school of military government focused on creating a scalable cadre of nation-building experts, according to the new paper “Revisiting a School of Military Government,” the third paper in the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Expeditionary Economics Research Series to reconsider the United States' approach to military and civilian development in areas stricken by conflict and natural disasters.

Email Newsletters

Want to be up-to-date with the latest news and updates from To subscribe, just give us your email address below; you'll choose which e-newsletters you'd like to receive on the next screen.