Weekly Update, Issue 49, September 23, 2010

Kauffman Foundation, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Kauffman Foundation Announces Commitment to Women in High-Growth Entrepreneurship

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In an effort to boost the number of women starting high-growth businesses, the Kauffman Foundation announced a commitment of $500,000 to Astia, a premier business accelerator that works with women-led startups. Learn more>>

Event Supports National Energy Innovation Network

The Kauffman Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy and Arizona State University, will co-host the Southwest Energy Innovation Forum on October 18, 2010. The forum, part of a national effort to drive clean energy innovation and propel economic development and job creation in the United States, will feature leading researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers and innovators who will develop recommendations for the nation's energy future. Learn more>>

Energy entrepreneurs: Share your stories on BuildAStrongerAmerica.com>>

 

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New Business Creation Rate

Over the past 14 years, the business creation rate in the United States has fluctuated between 0.27% and 0.31%; however, the exception lies within the past two years. In 2008, the rate rose to 0.32% -- and then hit 0.34% in 2009. Source: Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity

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