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February 7, 2014 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City It's that time of year again: The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's fifth-annual State of Entrepreneurship Address is set for 11 a.m. CST on Feb. 12. The address will be streamed live from the National ... read more

6165_72f43639c0_small October 18, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Startup founders have a lot of advice and information to digest daily. When hearing from friends, investors and mentors, watching videos and presentations and reading articles and books, all about the different challenges in building a successful company, it can ... read more

October 14, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City Last week the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced a $5 million pledge to The Campaign for UMKC, an initiative to build a new Free Enterprise Center on the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Volker campus. The funds will be used to help boost entrepreneurship and economic development efforts... read more

June 25, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Soon, you'll be able to drink your 1 Million Cups over the radio. Starting July 9, presenters will be selected from the member cities' weekly events across the country to compete on a new show, Dream Big America, during Doug Stephan's nationally syndicated Good Day program. Three entrepreneurs … read more

5845_38ef788223_small June 20, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City A short time ago in a galaxy very, very close to home, a Swiss professor began charting the development of Kansas City's entrepreneurial community over the past 50-plus years. Funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the University of Bern's Heike Mayer has drawn a "Kansas City Tech Galaxy" map, announced today, which visualizes data on the genealogy of nearly 600 firms … read more

5518_9dee3f85f8_small April 3, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Organizers of the inaugural Hack of the Sexes competition are using the 24-hour hackathon model as a testing ground for its hypothesis that mixed-gender teams produce better results on the way to a better city. From April 26-27 at Kauffman Labs, anyone with a passion for their community—designers, artists, developers, engineers and others—can decide whether they would like to be on an all-men, all-women or mixed team. No matter the decision, event participants … read more

5153_0030927860_small January 4, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

"Something Ventured," a documentary tracing the creation of the venture capital industry, is scheduled to air on public television stations in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas starting Sunday. Featuring interviews with notable venture capitalists, the film showcases the stories behind the fundings of tech industry legends, such as Apple, Intel, Cisco and Atari. The film premiered at the South by Southwest Film festival in March 2012, and it has since been released on DVD and Netflix. Here are the dates and times it will air on public television in the region … read more

5142_048b040f6f_small December 31, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The Kansas City area in the last half-decade has seen increases in entrepreneurial exits, funding for young companies and collective energy behind entrepreneurship, a paper released earlier this month asserts, but obstacles still stand in the way of Kansas City's entrepreneurial community moving from "fragmented to collaborative." The paper, "Entrepreneurial Community in Kansas City: From Fragmented to Collaborative?" …  read more

5133_369e8573c7_small December 24, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City As Tom McDonnell takes the helm of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as its new president and CEO, he is determined to help the $1.8 billion foundation increase its visibility and build on existing strengths without veering from its focus on entrepreneurship and education. The Kansas City, Mo.-based Kauffman Foundation announced on Dec. 4 that McDonnell would become its next president and CEO, effective … read more

5121_551935cab4_small December 21, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City Tom McDonnell is making a move from one Kansas City institution to another. In September, McDonnell revealed plans to retire at year's end from his role as chief executive of DST Systems, and on Dec. 4 the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced that McDonnell would become its new president and CEO, effective Jan. 1. McDonnell helped start DST, a company that provides information processing and software services and products, in 1969. Today the company, which began as a spinoff of Kansas City Southern Railways, employs some 13,000 people worldwide. At the Kauffman Foundation, McDonnell will oversee an organization with an asset base of $1.8 billion and a mission centered around entrepreneurship and education. McDonnell has served … read more

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