Kauffman Foundation News (12/19/11): Top Online Content for 2011 – Kauffman Foundation Ideas at Work

Ideas and Insights

This edition of Ideas at Work highlights the Kauffman Foundation’s most popular online content in 2011.

The Year’s Most Popular Online Content

The Kauffman Foundation’s most popular content this year discovered a “jobs leak,” illustrated entrepreneurs’ contributions to society, and recommended policy reforms for economic growth. Kauffman’s most downloaded research reports, books, and videos in 2011 focused on annual startup rates, legal reforms for economic growth, and job creation trends.

We wish all of our readers a happy and safe holiday season. Thank you for your interest in the work of the Kauffman Foundation throughout the year and for years to come.

Learn More…>> http://www.kauffman.org/newsroom/kauffmans-hottest-research-and-video-topics-in-2011.aspx?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Opticast&utm_campaign=Ideas_At_Work_12_2011

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Legislation Designed to Support Startups

Citing data from the Kauffman Foundation, U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) have introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at jumpstarting the economy through the creation and growth of new businesses. The Startup Act is designed to reduce regulatory burdens, attract business investment, accelerate the commercialization of university research, attract and retain entrepreneurial talent, and encourage pro-growth state and local policies.

Learn More…>> http://www.kauffman.org/newsroom/senators-introduce-bipartisan-startup-act.aspx?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Opticast&utm_campaign=Ideas_At_Work_12_2011

Kauffman Sketchbook Illustrates The Money Game

The Kauffman Foundation’s latest animated Sketchbook video illustrates the give and take of new business financing. In “Money Game,” Kauffman Senior Fellow Paul Kedrosky breaks down the various methods that entrepreneurs use to raise capital for new ventures, and points out the benefits and hazards tied to each.

Watch the Video…>> http://www.kauffman.org/newsroom/how-do-new-businesses-get-ahead-in-the-money-game.aspx?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Opticast&utm_campaign=Ideas_At_Work_12_2011

iBridge Network Adds One-Stop Global Shop

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the Kauffman Foundation’s iBridge Network have announced a new collaboration to promote the university’s intellectual property to entrepreneurs around the world, free of charge. UNSW’s Easy Access IP is a first-of-its-kind tool that makes university technologies available to businesses at no cost, using quick and simple licensing agreements.

Learn More…>> http://www.kauffman.org/newsroom/ibridge-network-collaborates-with-global-universities-to-link-with-companies-all-over-the-world.aspx?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Opticast&utm_campaign=Ideas_At_Work_12_2011

Question Format and Timing Impact Survey Results

In a recent Data Maven blog dispatch, Kauffman Foundation Research and Policy Manager E.J. Reedy looks at a poll conducted by the European Commission to demonstrate how the way a question is asked can influence results.

Learn More…>> http://www.kauffman.org/Blogs/DataMaven/December-2011/Is-it-15-percent-or-35-percent-.aspx?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kauffman%2FIWTc+%28Data+Maven+RSS%29

Become a Fan of Kauffman’s Facebook Page

You can join the growing number of people who keep pace with the latest posts on the official Kauffman Foundation Facebook page. Fans can interact with the Foundation through a custom landing tab that allows them to find out more about Kauffman, check out latest research and news, and connect with the Foundation through the newsletter, Twitter and RSS feeds, and more.

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