Kauffman Foundation-Supported Online Entrepreneurship Learning Curriculum Launches Today

A new, inspiring online education program designed to engage students in the unlimited opportunities that an entrepreneurial mindset can provide launches today. Backed by the support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the world’s largest foundation dedicated to advancing entrepreneurship, the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is an interactive online learning program that enables participants to learn from the firsthand experiences of successful real-world entrepreneurs.

Video Now Available: Watch Kauffman Labs Education Ventures Founders Present Their Innovative Companies

The founders of some of the most transformative educational startups emerging today showcase the motivations, inspirations and market cases for their companies in a series of presentations now available on video.

Kauffman Labs Entrepreneur Wins Milken PennGSE Education Business Plan Competition

Alexandre Scialom, one of 23 entrepreneurs in the Kauffman Labs Education Ventures Program, has been named both the first prize winner in the 2011 Milken PennGSE Education Business Plan Competition, as well as the winner of the Hewlett Foundation's & Startl Prize for Open Source Solutions in Education. The two awards include a total cash prize of $50,000 in funding to support Scialom's new company, The Coursebook.

Inaugural Class of Kauffman Labs Education Ventures Program Unveils Innovative Companies

Showcasing the best in educational startups, the Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation Education Ventures program today hosted presentations by 23 aspiring entrepreneurs starting powerful and innovative businesses.

Second Annual ‘We Own It Summit’ Convenes in London Explore Women’s Participation in High-Growth Enterprises

Astia, a premier venture accelerator that targets exceptional startups with women on their founding teams, today announced it will host the second annual 'We Own It Summit' in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Imperial College Business School, Silicon Valley Bank, SNR Denton and NESTA.

iStart Business Idea Competition Site Collects More than 1,200 Business Ideas Worldwide

iStart, a customizable Web-based platform that simplifies how organizations market and administer business competitions worldwide, is picking up speed as students access the site to fulfill their dreams of becoming successful entrepreneurs.

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 to Inspire Millions to Celebrate the World’s Key Economic Driver: Entrepreneurship

This fall, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) aims to touch more current and aspiring entrepreneurs around the globe than any event, ever. Thousands of activities in more than 100 countries will teach the power of entrepreneurship by showcasing creativity and innovative thinking.

‘Greener Pastures’ at Home Entice Chinese and Indian Entrepreneurs from United States, Kauffman Study Shows

The report, “The Grass is Indeed Greener in India and China for Returnee Entrepreneurs,” is based on a survey of U.S.-educated Indian and Chinese professionals who had returned to their home countries and started businesses. These respondents cited economic opportunities, favorable conditions for starting a business and the speed of professional growth as the leading motivations for returning home. Family ties also played a significant role in attracting the entrepreneurs back to their native countries.

British Barrister Cherie Blair to Speak at London Entrepreneurship Summit

We Own It Summit aims to break down barriers for women in high-growth entrepreneurship. Organized by Astia and supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the We Own It Summit creates a venue for entrepreneurs, investors, academia, government, media, non-profit and industry organizations to discuss their aims, identify opportunities to collaborate and build alliances, share research and findings, and create a shared-policy agenda.

The Cannibalization of Entrepreneurship in America

The expansion of the financial sector over the past few decades shifted the flow of capital toward financial assets, creating inefficiencies that had material economic impacts, according to “Financialization and Its Entrepreneurial Consequences,” a study the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released today.

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