Recent U.S. College Grads Invited to Participate in Kauffman Foundation Global Scholars Program

Recent U.S. college graduates with innovative business ideas have an outstanding opportunity to pursue their path to entrepreneurship thanks to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The Foundation will include up to 10 U.S. participants in its 2013 class of Kauffman Global Scholars.

Improved Immigration Laws Would Help Foreign Student Entrepreneurs Launch U.S. Companies, Create U.S. Jobs, Says Kauffman Paper

U.S. colleges and universities nationally are seeing increasing numbers of international students with a passion for entrepreneurship, and many of those students want to start new ventures in the United States. However, current immigration laws make it difficult – if not impossible – for these budding innovators to establish startups while in school, or to remain in the country after graduation to grow their companies and create jobs that could bolster the U.S. economy.

Widening Gap Between Wealthy, Other Classes - and How to Close It - Explored in New E-book from Kauffman Foundation Scholar

The growing divide between those enjoying economic prosperity and those struggling to make ends meet is a subject that commands conversation among politicians, pundits, scholars, journalists, economists and the like. But the means for narrowing the gap have proved elusive.

Student Entrepreneurs Critical to Commercializing University Startups, Kauffman Study Shows

Graduate and post-doctoral students are critical participants in university commercialization efforts, according to a study released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Entrepreneurs Economic Confidence Slipping

According to the third-quarter Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index, released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom, expectations for the U.S. economy declined overall, but there is a significant optimism gap between older entrepreneurs and those between the ages of 18 and 40.

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012 Shaping Up to be Biggest Year Yet

As the world readies for the London 2012 Summer Olympics, another global event is taking shape. Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012, the world's largest celebration of entrepreneurship, will be held Nov. 12 – 18 for the fifth consecutive year to encourage existing and aspiring entrepreneurs to unleash innovative ideas, using the marketplace to improve lives and make their mark. 

New Kauffman Videos Feature America's Great Job Creators: Immigrant Entrepreneurs

"A big, big loss for America," is how one U.S. immigrant founder sums up the economic cost of limited visas for high-skilled immigrants in a set of new videos released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

New Animated Kauffman Sketchbook Video Illustrates Financing Challenges for Women-Owned Firms

Women face greater challenges than men in getting financing for their companies, which is one of the reasons why this untapped population is not scaling businesses.

Startup Weekend Expands Operations Globally, Opens Regional Offices in London and Mexico City

Startup Weekend – a Kauffman Foundation-supported nonprofit that delivers hands-on entrepreneurship education – is opening its first regional headquarters offices in London and Mexico City. The Seattle-based organization, which works with people to develop the skills, connections and confidence they need to launch a company, is on track to organize more than 500 Startup Weekend events this year, 65 percent of which will take place outside the United States.

New Report Says Green Card Backlog Could Grow Worse for High-Skilled Immigrants

Calling an increase in wait times for high-skilled foreign nationals to get green cards to stay in the United States a threat that could "deprive the country of talented individuals who will choose to develop innovations, make their careers and raise their families in other nations," the National Foundation for American Policy released a report that says wait times are likely to increase in employment-based immigration categories.

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