Kauffman Foundation Invites Entrepreneurs to 'Hacking the Gigabit City'

Building on previous success in San Francisco and Chattanooga, Hacking the Gigabit City is coming to Kansas City March 22-24, 2013. Sponsored by the Mozilla Foundation, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, National Science Foundation, U.S. Ignite and KC Digital Drive, the 54-hour event connects “hackers” to plan, build and design applications using Kansas City’s new Google Fiber network.

A Valentine's Day Edition of the Kauffman Sketchbook Reminds Us Why We Love Entrepreneurs

Paul Kedrosky, senior fellow with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, outlines the attitudes that set entrepreneurs apart and motivate them to devote all of their energy to their startup idea in the newest installment of the Kauffman Sketchbook series.

Entrepreneurial Expert Brad Feld Buys House in Kansas City Startup Village, Launches Competition to Live in it

Brad Feld, a venture capitalist at Foundry Group, noted advocate for entrepreneurs and author of the book Startup Communities, has been lauded for his hands-on role in helping to make Boulder, Colo., a thriving hub for high-tech startups. Today he announces a venture that will extend his support for entrepreneurs about 600 miles to the east -- to metropolitan Kansas City.

1 Million Cups from Kauffman Labs Hits the Road to Connect Entrepreneurs with Coffee, Conversation

The buzz surrounding entrepreneurs and the business startup scene in the Midwest is growing louder. 1 Million Cups, a program launched by Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation last April to bring together and engage entrepreneurs in the Kansas City community, is taking its show on the road – to Missouri’s eastern edge.

Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship Address Proposes Policies to Expand Financing Entrepreneurial Growth

Despite recent innovations in entrepreneurial finance, particularly at the early stage of business creation, many new and young companies continue to face hurdles to acquire capital. The Kauffman Foundation today addressed current challenges and opportunities in financing entrepreneurial growth, a key driver of job creation and economic expansion, at its fourth annual State of Entrepreneurship Address. The event featured remarks from Small Business Administrator Karen Mills, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran and Kauffman President and CEO Tom McDonnell.

SBA Presidential Innovation Fellows Launch Innovative Online Contracting System: RFP-EZ

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in conjunction with the White House’s Presidential Innovation Fellows, today launched a “beta” (pilot) version of RFP-EZ, a new online marketplace that streamlines the government contracting process, making it simpler for small businesses to find and bid on low-dollar contracts from federal agencies.

Young Firms Lead Recovery in Hiring and Job Creation, According to Kauffman-funded Census Brief

The pace of recovery in hiring and job creation since 2008 is stronger in newer firms – those two years old or younger – than in more established companies, according to "Job Creation, Worker Churning, and Wages at Young Businesses," a report released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Startup Ideas Top 10,000 on iStart

With thousands of entrepreneurs showcasing their business ideas on the Kauffman Foundation's online startup network, iStart, it's not surprising that the number of business profiles posted have topped the 10,000 mark — 10,256 as of this morning, to be exact.

Kauffman Foundation Announces 2013 Class of Global Scholars

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced that 13 aspiring young entrepreneurs from the Netherlands, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States have been selected to participate in its 2013 Global Scholars Program. The six-year-old program provides participants a six-month educational immersion in the field of entrepreneurship.

Veteran-Owned Startup Rates Declining Across America, According to Kauffman Report

With Veterans Day approaching, stories of soldiers’ service and courage will abound, but until now, little has been known about their role in one of America’s most important fields: entrepreneurship. A new study released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation shows, for the first time, business creation by veteran status at the individual level over the past 16 years.

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