Kauffman Foundation Extends Grant to Astia to Accelerate the Growth of Women-led Firms
6/12/2012
Summary:

While the number of women-led firms continues to grow, the size of those firms does not. Yet those who are successful at accessing networks and capital perform on par with their male counterparts. In an ongoing commitment to women high-growth entrepreneurs, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced a two-year extension of its previous grant to Astia, an organization dedicated to the success of women-led high-growth startups.

US Colleges and Universities Must Take Entrepreneurial Approach to Overcome Challenges, According to Kauffman Foundation Report
6/7/2012
Summary:

High school class of 2012 graduates will soon find themselves entering a higher education system facing unprecedented challenges – and skyrocketing college costs are only part of the problem. In the new report "College 2.0: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Reforming Higher Education," released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a panel of education leaders and policy experts identify critical challenges facing U.S. higher education and offer ambitious solutions to reform – and reinvent – the system itself.

Role of Fortune 500 Turnover as Economic Indicator is Overstated, Kauffman Foundation Study Concludes
6/5/2012
Summary:

A new study released today from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation tests claims by some economists and commentators who have argued that annual turnover on the Fortune 500 list – and its rise over time – is evidence of the strength of U.S. innovation and productivity. The study concludes that, while the number of spots on the list that change as companies enter and exit the top 500 is an "example of how mind-bendingly and marvelously complex the world of capitalism can be," it is an unreliable economic indicator.

Despite Economy, Kauffman FastTrac® Entrepreneurs Started and Grew New Businesses in 2011, According to Survey
6/4/2012
Summary:

Kauffman FastTrac entrepreneur courses have been helping business owners launch and grow companies since 1993. After surveying recent FastTrac graduates via email, data indicate that, despite the current economic environment, the programs remain applicable and are integral in helping entrepreneurs achieve success with their businesses.

Startups are Shots on Goal
6/1/2012
Summary:

Kauffman Foundation research has shown that start-ups are vital to the economy. Last week’s unveiling of bipartisan job creation legislation called Startup Act 2.0 offers tangible support for paving the way for more new firms to start and grow.

$1 Million Grant from Kauffman Foundation Aimed at Making Community Colleges a 'Front Door' for Entrepreneurship
5/31/2012
Summary:

A model for entrepreneurship education and early-stage funding for startups, born in a community college in northeastern Ohio, will make its way to the national stage with the support of a $1 million grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Pioneering Book on the Rise of Women-owned Businesses Identifies Importance of, Differences in Financing Strategies
5/30/2012
Summary:

A new Kauffman Foundation-funded book, A Rising Tide: Financial Strategies for Women-owned Firms, brings together current data and research from multiple resources and provides real-world case studies that offer practical lessons for any woman who runs a business or is thinking about starting one.

Kauffman Foundation Accepting Proposals for 2012-2013 Entrepreneurship Dissertation Fellowship Grants
5/29/2012
Summary:

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced today that the 2012-2013 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program’s online Request for Proposals is available now through Sept. 19, 2012. The Kauffman Foundation will award up to 15 Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or other doctoral students for the support of dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship.

Slump in Initial Public Offerings Bodes Poorly for US Employment, Economic Growth, According to Kauffman Report
5/21/2012
Summary:

While Initial Public Offerings like Facebook’s make front page news, life after an IPO and its impact on the broader economy have not been looked at in-depth. A new Kauffman Foundation report released today examines the little-studied employment and revenue growth performance of all domestic operating companies that have made IPOs over the past 15 years and offers insights for policymakers.

Bloomberg TV Features Kauffman's 'Bombshell' Report
5/9/2012
Summary:

Watch Kauffman's Harold Bradley explain the compelling findings in this Kauffman paper on how investors can address poor long-term VC returns. Bradley appears on Bloomberg Television's "Money Moves."  See Video

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