Application Deadline Nears for Get in the Ring Startup Clash

U.S. entrepreneurs have one week left to apply for a chance to compete against the best startups in the nation and, possibly, the world. Tuesday, Sept. 3 is the deadline for eligible founders to apply at to compete in the first-ever “Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash.”

High-Profile Panel of Judges Confirmed for ‘Get in the Ring’ U.S. Final at Kauffman Foundation

A knock-out panel of veteran entrepreneurs and business leaders is taking shape to judge the final match of “Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash” on Nov. 18. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced earlier this month that it would host the first-ever U.S. entry into the international startup pitch competition. Get in the Ring is a showcase event of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Plum Organics® Co-founder Mixes Passion and the Practice of Design Thinking in New Kauffman Video Sketchbook

Neil Grimmer, who has led Plum Organics to become one of the fastest-growing U.S. food brands for babies, toddlers and kids, shares his insights on product development in “Passion Incorporated,” the newest installment of the Kauffman Sketchbook video series released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a private, nonpartisan foundation that aims to foster economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success.

Young High-Tech Firms Outpace Private Sector Job Creation

High-tech startups are a key driver of job creation throughout the United States, according to research released today by technology policy coalition Engine and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Though they start lean, new high-tech companies grow rapidly in the early years, adding thousands of jobs along the way.

‘ID8 Nation’ Web Channel Profiles How San Diego’s Sun and Lifestyle Define a Thriving Startup Community

San Diego's perfect climate and beaches are more than tourist attractions; they are fundamental elements in the city's flourishing entrepreneurial community. San Diego's vast entrepreneurial landscape is featured today in the latest installment of ID8 Nation's profiles of city startup communities. They can be found on the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's multimedia web channel on

Kauffman Foundation Brings 'Get in the Ring Startup Clash' to U.S.; Application Process Now Open for Entrepreneurs

This fall U.S. entrepreneurs will have a chance to compete against the best startups in the nation and, later, the world, as the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation hosts the first-ever “Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash.”

Kauffman FastTrac Accepting Applications for New Online Courses for US Military Veterans

As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day and recognize the service members who fight for our freedom, Kauffman FastTrac® is proud to announce the latest outreach in its continuing Veterans Initiative. Two new online courses will be offered this summer and fall for U.S. military veterans interested in starting and growing their own companies.

Three Years after Kauffman Foundation Brought Concept to Midwest, Maker Faire: Kansas City is a Global Leader

As Maker Faire: Kansas City gears up to showcase makers, creators, innovators and inventors from the Midwest at Union Station Kansas City this weekend, those involved in the Maker movement around the globe will be taking note. Since the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation brought the first Maker event to the city in 2011, Maker Faire: Kansas City has nearly tripled in size—both in number of makers and attendees.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Bringing Together Uncommon Allies

Today the United Nations is taking a key step in promoting entrepreneurship as a centerpiece of economic growth and stability around the world. Following through on a mandate from its Entrepreneurship for Development resolution, the UN General Assembly convenes in New York a diverse group of experts to examine how to create environments that help entrepreneurs launch and grow startups that eradicate poverty, generate wealth and improve lives.

1 Million Cups Entrepreneurs to be Featured on new Dream Big America Radio Show

The Kauffman Foundation’s 1 Million Cups startup education program will vet budding businesses for a chance to compete on the first-ever weekly live radio entrepreneur competition. Dream Big America is a nationally syndicated radio show that will feature entrepreneurs showcasing their business concepts and allow listeners to vote on the winning idea.

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