How do we empower the makers, the doers, the dreamers of our society? The ESHIP Summit is the Kauffman Foundation’s inaugural convening of leaders fighting to answer that question in their communities.
Our vision. We believe you have the fundamental right to turn your idea into an entrepreneurial reality, regardless of who you are or where you’re from, with zero barriers in the way.
Our mission. We seek to empower entrepreneurs everywhere as agents of progress. We aspire to build a new model of economic development where entrepreneurs are celebrated and accelerated. We aim to pioneer the principles, culture, tools and metrics of successful entrepreneurial communities. In short, we are entrepreneurial ecosystem builders.
Our gathering. This event will be like no other. Participants will work together – hands-on, creatively and boldly – to design their ecosystems using new approaches and best practices. No politics, no pretense, no ordinary presentations. We seek practical results. That means leveling the playing field. That means wider participation in our economy.
Please note that this event is sold out and registration has been closed. If you have questions, direct them to ESHIPSummit@KauffmanFoundation.org.
You're a member of the start-up group. Brand new to the entrepreneurial world, your ideas and energy will take you far. Welcome to the family.
You're a member of the microenterprise group. Your small business is not only your dream job, but also gives you the flexibility to do things on your time.
You're a member of the main street group. Your entrepreneurial spirit brings people together, providing your customers with a more personalized service.
You're a member of the innovation-led group. You make the revolutionary ideas that will break through the ceiling. Let our resources get you there.
You're a member of the second stage group. Faster than a speeding bullet, your business is taking off. We have the resources to help your growth and expansion.
You're a member of the eco-devs group. You're the support system of the economic, small business and community rooted in getting things started. Let's connect.