Kauffman Foundation and Khan Academy Launch Entrepreneurship Interview Series
9/25/2013
Summary:

Graffiti was the inspiration for one founder who became a fashion mogul and serial entrepreneur. A popular feature film taught another founder an important lesson about entrepreneurship. Poor service planted the seed for an innovative global airline for an entrepreneur who now runs several successful companies.

40 Startups Advance to Semifinal Round of ‘Get in the Ring’ U.S. Pitch Competition Hosted by Kauffman Foundation
9/19/2013
Summary:

The field of competitors looking to battle it out for the title of most promising U.S. startup has been narrowed to 40 semifinalists. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced today that the companies selected to proceed to the second round of “Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash” hail from all corners of the nation and represent industries ranging from bioscience and internet technology to food production and consumer goods.

Kauffman Foundation Announces Grant to Startup Genome to Grow and Study World's Largest Maps of Local Entrepreneur Communities
9/16/2013
Summary:

What are the fastest growing startups in my city? Which of them are hiring? Who are the founders and investors in my industry that I should meet given the stage I’m at in my entrepreneurial journey?

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation Launches at the Table: Women in Business and Leadership Program
9/16/2013
Summary:

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation launched today its newest program, At the Table: Women in Business and Leadership. At The Table is an initiative that ensures Latina entrepreneurs, business professionals and leaders have access to necessary resources and skills that propel them forward to higher levels of success and influence.

The Process of Creating a State Economic Ranking is More Art Than Science
9/11/2013
Summary:

State economic rankings, though popular with think tanks, policymakers, media and even some academics, cannot be taken at face value, according to an article published online today by the Journal of Applied Research in Economic Development.

Kauffman Foundation's 1 Million Cups Welcomes Orlando and San Diego
9/10/2013
Summary:

While perhaps best known for sunny days and ample opportunities for family fun, two cities on opposite coasts are ready to spur similar energy around their startup communities. 1 Million Cups, a weekly program to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs, launches tomorrow, Sept. 11, in Orlando, Fla., and San Diego.

Nearly 300 U.S. Entrepreneurs Apply to 'Get in the Ring' and Pitch Their Startups' Potential
9/10/2013
Summary:

From Alaska to Florida, Minnesota to Missouri and many points between, the founders of U.S. startups stand ready to give it their best shot at “Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash.” A total of 283 U.S. entrepreneurs looking to scale their startups applied to compete in Get in the Ring, and first-round judging to select up to 40 semifinalists is under way.

Entrepreneur Confidence Reaches Highest Level in History of Kauffman/LegalZoom Index
9/5/2013
Summary:

In the latest Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index, startup business owners’ confidence reached the highest level since the study was initiated in first quarter 2012. That’s according to the second-quarter 2013 Index, released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom.

‘New’ Startup Technology Hubs Rely on Deep Roots, According to Kauffman Foundation Paper
9/4/2013
Summary:

A white paper released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation finds that Kansas City and other areas viewed as “new” startup hubs actually have been fostering a culture of entrepreneurship for some time. Many of these cities have a history of strong technology sectors or experienced strong growth among technology startups over the past two decades.

Indiegogo Cofounder Slava Rubin Tells Entrepreneurs ‘How to Raise $1 Million in 30 Days or Less’
8/29/2013
Summary:

From the history of crowdfunding (the Statue of Liberty’s base was funded by the crowd in the late 1800s) to the fundamentals of online fundraising (campaigns with videos raise more money), the founder of an international crowdfunding platform shares insights in a video posted today by the Kauffman Foundation. Slava Rubin, cofounder of Indiegogo, made his remarks at a Kauffman luncheon this week, where he shared best practices for startup funding and answered questions about his own entrepreneurial journey and how to create an effective crowdfunding campaign. Rubin’s tips and advice are based on data collected from Indiegogo’s user experiences.

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