Startup Weekend to Host Events in More than 130 Cities During GEW

With Election Day over, another battle is brewing. This weekend and next, Startup Weekend, the 54-hour event where innovative minds conceptualize and launch new companies, will kick off the 2012 Global Startup Battle, with events taking place in more than 130 cities during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Global Startup Battle has the potential to enable thousands of new startups from Kansas City to Croatia and Milwaukee to Ethiopia to be formed worldwide.

Two Dozen Entrepreneurs from Four Midwestern States Will Pitch their Businesses at Startup@Kauffman Demo Day

The celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week in Kansas City officially kicks off Monday, Nov. 12 when the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation hosts 24 entrepreneurs and an audience of prospective mentors, partners and others at Startup@Kauffman Demo Day. The event runs from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Startup Weekend and Partners Launch Startup Weekend Next

In 30 days, entrepreneurs from Tampa to Toledo to Toronto will have access to the boldest entrepreneurial training program ever launched. The program, called Startup Weekend Next, will inspire, educate and empower individuals, teams and communities.

Nation's Entrepreneurs Expect Profits to Climb in the Year Ahead, Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index Shows

While a majority of startup business owners do not believe the economy will grow in the next 12 months, 83 percent are nonetheless confident that their own profits will, according to the fourth-quarter Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index, released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom

Small Business Owners Say Simpler Tax Codes, Licensing Requirements Would Help Them Succeed and Create Jobs, Kauffman Paper Shows

Potential job creators – U.S. small business owners – do not view high tax rates as the biggest barrier to their success; it's the complexity of the tax code that they find most troublesome. Other key concerns they have include overly complicated regulations and licensing requirements.

Successful Serial Entrepreneur Christopher Schroeder to Deliver Opening Keynote of GEW

The 2012 celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week in Kansas City officially begins Monday, Nov. 12 when local entrepreneurs and those who support their efforts gather for Startup@Kauffman Demo Day at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

New Kauffman-Funded Survey Suggests Doing Business Reforms May Have Boosted New Firm Registrations

Most economies are recovering from the sharp drops in new firm registration triggered by the 2008 global financial crisis—an improvement that may have been bolstered by government reforms, according to new World Bank data released today.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Catalyzes Startup Communities Worldwide, New Kauffman Sketchbook Video Illustrates

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an idea bigger than the thousands of communities around the world that make it up. That idea and the benefits of engaging a global community working to advance entrepreneurship are the subject of the latest Kauffman Foundation animated sketchbook video released today.

Immigrant Entrepreneurship Has Stalled for the First Time in Decades, Kauffman Foundation Study Shows

A new Kauffman Foundation study finds that high-tech, immigrant-founded startups – a critical source of fuel for the U.S. economy – has stagnated and is on the verge of decline.

New Animated Kauffman Sketchbook Video Illustrates How America Can Achieve Better Capitalism

Where some people see problems, entrepreneurs see opportunities. The optimistic natures of people who start innovative companies – backed by a few policy reforms – are the keys to building a stronger U.S. economy. That’s the premise of Better Capitalism, a new book being illustrated in the latest Kauffman Foundation sketchbook video released today.

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