About Us

Kauffman Laboratories for Enterprise Creation draws on the best of the Kauffman Foundation's programs that supported a wave of entrepreneurial activity and understanding, and promises a new set of major innovations designed to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs. The concept for Kauffman Labs evolved over many years as we studied, funded, and delivered entrepreneurship programs. The experience has provided an unparalleled base of knowledge regarding the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem that is key to accelerating economic growth and expanding human welfare. Kauffman Labs is a multifaceted approach designed to grow the American economy by catalyzing a movement of thousands of new entrepreneurs who are successful in building high growth, scale firms. By extending "the science of startups," Kauffman Labs will offer a new method for teaching and training entrepreneurs that draw on the practical experience of developing new businesses. As its name suggests, Kauffman Labs is a place for experimenting with new ways of bringing many more entrepreneurs into the fold and making them much more successful in producing high-growth firms. Bridging the worlds of learning and practice, Kauffman Labs is highly integrated, iterative, and networked.