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Media Advisory: Kauffman Foundation Hosts Telephone Press Conference on State & Local New Business Creation Rates

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/02/15 --June 3, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. ETDial in number: 877-362-4919Access code: 816 932 7288 #Kauffman Foundation Research Analyst Arnobio Morelix will discuss the newKey findings of the reports to be released on Thursday, June 4, include:Startup activity bounced upward in 32 U.S. states last year, and 18 of the nation''s largest 40 metropolitan areas also saw increases in new venture activityThe top 10 metros for startup activity centered on the ci ...


Dale Scott Marion is not to be confused with others… read carefully!

It was only 2 months ago today when both @HiddenCash hit Twitter and SpareCash SRL launched its app and their unbelievable success made marketers, bloggers and game lovers alike take notice. Many people have been mistaking Dale Scott Marion from SpareCash as Jason Buzi from @HiddenCash. Here’s what Dale had to say about that. Although they both started around the same time, one with an app and another with envelopes, both Dale Scott Marion and Jason Buzi have been funding their ventures with th ...


Small Business Week(TM): Increase in Bank Lending Helps Drive Innovation and Growth for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 10/11/12 -- As ™(1) approaches, the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) celebrates the tremendous contribution that small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) make to the Canadian economy and how banks help SMEs grow and thrive in communities across Canada.SMEs are a vital part of the Canadian economy, with firms of less than 100 employees making up 98 per cent of businesses in Canada(2). And SMEs are important customers for banks since they represent the major ...


Kauffman Foundation Sponsorship of Silicon Prairie News to Expand Coverage of Entrepreneurial Activity in Kansas City, Across Midwest

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/19/12 -- The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced a new sponsorship of Silicon Prairie News. The Foundation's significant sponsorship will support the community-building organization in establishing a full-time presence in Kansas City, launching a series of entrepreneurship events here, and expanding its news coverage of entrepreneurial activity in the Midwest.Since its founding in 2008, Silicon Prairie News has built a strong community amo ...


Conquest to Drill Well in Marion Field

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 05/29/12 -- Conquest Petroleum Incorporated (OTCBB: CQPT) is an independent oil and gas producing company with a Business Plan of acquiring producing properties with upside potential, restoring wells on those properties to production, and drilling infill wells to capture reserves that would not have otherwise been exploited. The major areas of activity include two producing fields (one gas and one oil) in North Louisiana and an acreage position in Kentucky.The na ...


Kauffman Foundation Accepting Proposals for 2012-2013 Entrepreneurship Dissertation Fellowship Grants

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 05/29/12 -- 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."Since its establishment in 2003, the Kauffman Dissertat ...


'Fractional Scholarship' Could Unravel Scientific Questions and Grow the Economy, According to Kauffman Report

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 04/30/12 -- Underemployed post-graduate researchers represent a vast, untapped resource that could be harnessed to address America's thorniest scientific challenges, according to a report issued today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The paper suggests that "fractional scholarship" could employ surplus scholarly expertise to advance scientific research, much as distributed computing projects -- which recognize that most computers are lar ...


Opening Up Big Data Is the Big Solution to Curing Health Care Ills, According to Kauffman Report

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 04/19/12 -- Cost trends in U.S. health care consistently increase at about 2.5 percentage points faster than the general rate of inflation -- clearly an unsustainable rate. To address what it called "America's most urgent public policy problem," the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation will release a report at The Atlantic's fourth annual Health Care Forum in Washington today that focuses on improving the cost-benefit balance in American health ...


Entrepreneurs Hold Mixed Views About the Economic Path Forward, Kauffman/LegalZoom 2Q Startup Confidence Index Reveals

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 04/03/12 -- Despite remaining generally confident about the prognosis for their own businesses, startup company owners sent mixed signals about their overall economic outlook for the next 12 months, according to the 2012 second quarter Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom.One-third of the respondents said they plan to hire additional staff in 2012 -- a healthy 5 percent increase over ...


Kauffman Unveils Enhanced 'Growthology' Blog With Sketchbook Video Featuring Renowned Blogger Tyler Cowen

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/30/12 -- The Kauffman Foundation revealed enhancements to its blog, to a room full of the nation's top economics bloggers today at the Foundation's fourth annual Economics Bloggers Forum in Kansas City, Mo., with the presentation of its latest "Sketchbook" video featuring renowned blogger, Tyler Cowen.In the Sketchbook, appropriately titled, "I'm a Blogger," Cowen explains how to be an effective blogger, which he says i ...


New Business Startups Declined in 2011, Annual Kauffman Study Shows

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/12 -- Entrepreneurship is alive and well in the wake of the Great Recession, although the rate of new business creation dipped during 2011 and startup founders remained more likely to fly solo than employ others. That's the big take away from the "Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity," a leading indicator of new business creation in the United States published annually and released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.The 2 ...


Nearly Half of Innovative U.S. Startups Are Founded by 'User Entrepreneurs,' According to Kauffman Foundation Study

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/07/12 -- A study released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation shows that "user entrepreneurs" have founded more than 46 percent of innovative startups that have lasted five years or more, even though this group creates only 10.7 percent of U.S. startups overall."Who Are User Entrepreneurs?" is the first study to quantify the prevalence and characteristics of user entrepreneurs -- those who have created innovative products or s ...


Accenture and Kauffman FastTrac(R) Announce Courses to Equip U.S. Military Veterans With Skills in Entrepreneurship

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/12 -- Accenture and Kauffman FastTrac announced today that they are offering two 10-week classes to veterans interested in starting and growing their own companies. The courses, developed by FastTrac with support from Accenture, are designed to help veterans transition into the civilian workforce.Accenture recently awarded Kauffman FastTrac a grant of nearly $250,000 to help equip veterans with the skills they need to re-enter the workforce. The grant i ...


Entrepreneurs Optimistic About 2012, According to Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/15/12 -- Owners of startup companies are surprisingly optimistic about 2012, according to the first Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom. More than one-fourth of the respondents said they plan to hire additional staff in 2012, and twice as many of them expect the economy to improve or stay the same (68 percent) as those who expect it to deteriorate (31 percent).Three out of four bus ...


The Joy of Making Something: Kauffman Foundation's Latest Animated Sketchbook Celebrates the 'Maker' Spirit That Drives Innovation and Entrepreneurship

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/12 -- In a new Kauffman Foundation sketchbook video titled "Make It Happen," Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, recalls the launch of Make Magazine and Maker Faire, and says that hobbyists playing with new technologies have often led the way into hotbeds of a new industry."I think that self-motivated spirit is what drives entrepreneurs, and we need to have it drive everyone," O'Reilly says. "Because ...


The State of Entrepreneurship: State and Local Governments Hold the Key to Accelerating Economic Growth in 2012

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 02/09/12 -- With campaign season in full swing and the economy far from strong, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation interim president and CEO Benno C. Schmidt, along with National Governors Association (NGA) leaders Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and Delaware Governor Jack Markell, today called for state and local government policy changes to foster entrepreneurship and accelerate economic growth. During the third annual Kauffman State of Entrepreneurship Addres ...


Capital Gains Tax Exemption for Investments in Startups Would Help New Companies Cross the 'Valley of Death' Says Kauffman Report

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/12 -- New companies with high growth potential -- and with high potential to create jobs -- often struggle to obtain sufficient capital to cross the so-called "Valley of Death" in the process from concept to prototype. With continued economic uncertainty, government funding is no longer a guaranteed solution, and private investors have become increasingly risk averse. According to a new report released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Founda ...


Kauffman Foundation Welcomes 2012 Global Scholars to Intensive Six-Month Entrepreneurship Program

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/12 -- The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today welcomed 19 aspiring entrepreneurs from the Netherlands, Singapore, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States, to its 2012 Global Scholars Program -- an intensive opportunity to immerse themselves in the field of entrepreneurship."We are thrilled that the 2012 class will include U.S. Scholars, in addition to our participants from abroad. Our goal always has been to provide a global group of tal ...


Kauffman Foundation Honors Promising Scholars for Ground-Breaking Research in Entrepreneurship

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/12 -- The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced today the 2012 recipients of the Kauffman Emerging Scholars Program. This program recognizes the achievements of young scholars who are making significant contributions to research in entrepreneurship. The awards were presented Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Allied Social Science Associations' annual meeting in Chicago, Ill."These bright young scholars now join the class of more than 100 research ...


Carl Schramm Decides to Step Down as Kauffman Foundation CEO

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/03/12 -- The Ewing Marion Kauffmann Foundation and Carl Schramm, President and CEO of the Foundation, today announced that, after achieving the milestone of a decade of dedicated service, Schramm has decided to step down from the Foundation in order to return to scholarship and business."We appreciate the valuable service of Carl Schramm and his many contributions to entrepreneurship and education," said Tom McDonnell, chairman, speaking on behal ...


DGAP-News: Celesio AG: Marion Helmes appointed Celesio's new Chief Financial Officer

DGAP-News: Celesio AG / Key word(s): Change of Personnel Celesio AG: Marion Helmes appointed Celesio's new Chief Financial Officer 20.12.2011 / 11:00 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Marion Helmes appointed Celesio's new Chief Financial Officer Stuttgart, 20 December 2011. Today the Supervisory Board of Celesio AG appointed Marion Helmes the new Chief Financial Officer of the company, effective from 1 January 2012. In this role, she will be resp ...


iBridge Network(SM) Collaborates With Global Universities to Link With Companies All Over the World

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/13/11 -- The University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the iBridge Network, an initiative of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, have announced a new collaboration to promote the university's intellectual property to entrepreneurs around the world free of charge. UNSW's IP is now accessible through a global one-stop shop on the iBridge Network called Easy IP Access that connects leading researchers and industry partners, creating new opportuniti ...


How Do New Businesses Get Ahead in the 'Money Game'?; Kauffman Foundation's Latest Animated Sketchbook Video Features Paul Kedrosky Illustrating the Give and Take of New Business Financing

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/01/11 -- There's no question that startups need money to grow. But although there is not more capital available to new companies, the sources of capital -- from personal savings to loan programs to crowdfunding platforms -- abound despite the economic downturn.Navigating the growing startup financing landscape is the focus of the latest animated video from the Kauffman Foundation's sketchbook series. In "Money Game," Kauffman Senior Fel ...


Startup Weekend Becomes Affiliate of the Kauffman Foundation

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/03/11 -- The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced that Startup Weekend, a global series of events for entrepreneurs, aspiring founders and startup supporters, is now an affiliate of the Foundation. While Startup Weekend will continue to operate autonomously, becoming a Kauffman affiliate will allow the organization to increase its geographical reach, conduct more frequent events, and build long-term sustainability. Startup Weekend events bring ...


Kauffman Foundation Announces Global Initiative to Help Nations Grow Their Economies

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 10/28/11 -- The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced it is taking applications for a new initiative, the Kauffman Global Partners Network, which is aimed at helping countries around the world increase the kind of startup activity that leads to economic growth.Country partners in the Network, which are selected through an application process based on ability to meet program criteria, will be supported through Kauffman Foundation research, have acce ...


Startup Companies Leading Transition to Online Business Activities, According to Kauffman Report

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 10/20/11 -- The Internet's profound effect on how U.S. businesses operate is even more pronounced among young companies, according to a research report released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The study, "Casting a Wide Net: Online Activities of Small and New Businesses in the United States," reveals that new businesses have a higher propensity to use websites, email, and to sell online, and that these inclinations have an impact ...


How Do We Make More Entrepreneurs More Successful?

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 10/17/11 -- If the best indicator of a country's growth is the number of new firms started every year, as Kauffman Foundation research indicates, how do we get more companies to start and grow? What's the magic sauce?That's the subject of the latest animated video in the Kauffman Sketchbook series released today. In "," Kauffman President and CEO Carl Schramm points out that nearly 700,000 new businesses start every year, but the fail ...


Sun Digital and Brothers Keeper Helping the Environment and the Hungry in Marion County

OCALA, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 10/06/11 -- Sun Digital, Inc. and Brothers Keeper have joined efforts to help the environment and feed the impoverished in Marion County. On Wednesday, October 19th, Sun Digital is holding a combination event that includes both an and to benefit Brothers Keeper. Brothers Keeper is a social outreach ministry of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church that helps the needy and homeless with emergency assistance and a daily soup kitchen."After reading some recent reports ...


Kauffman Foundation Expands Global Scholars Program, Invites U.S. Graduates to Apply

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/22/11 -- A world-class opportunity awaits U.S. college graduates with innovative ideas for a new business. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is expanding its successful Global Scholars Program to include up to 10 recent graduates from U.S. colleges and universities who will join Scholars from around the world.During the first five years of the Global Scholars Program, Kauffman hosted students sponsored by governments and organizations from five countrie ...


Startup America Partnership Announces All-Entrepreneur Board and Corporate Sponsors

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 08/23/11 -- The Startup America Partnership, an organization working to help young companies grow in order to create jobs in America, today announced the appointment of its founding board members, eleven of America's most successful and highly-regarded entrepreneurs. At the first board meeting convened yesterday, members offered strategic guidance to the Partnership on bringing the private sector together to provide startups with the resources they need t ...


Extend the Debt Limit Without Conditions, Say a Majority of Leading Economics Bloggers; Respondents to Kauffman Foundation's Third-Quarter Survey Expect Weak Employment Growth, Higher Annual Deficits Ahead; More Than Half Support Debt Limit Extension With

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 07/28/11 -- Optimism is out; pessimism is in among the country's top economics bloggers as they look to 2012 and beyond, particularly regarding jobs. A new Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation survey released today shows that only 50 percent of respondents anticipate employment growth, a decrease of 20 percent from second quarter.Fully 95 percent of respondents view current economic conditions as "mixed" or "facing recession," an increase ...


5-Star Savings: Green Virgin Products'' Limited Time 20% Storewide Discount Makes Healthy Living Easier

TAMPA, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 11/25/15 -- Green Virgin Products () -- the leading provider of the world''s most potent, responsibly harvested and eco-friendly moringa products -- is pleased to announce a limited time storewide discount of 20%. The special offer will only be available from November 25th through December 3rd, 2015. To take advantage of this offer, customers need to simply enter this coupon code at time of checkout: thanks20.Emerging research has found that moringa is on ...


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