September Virtual Events hosted by the Kauffman Foundation


Virtual Events Announcement
September Virtual Events hosted by the Kauffman Foundation

Join us Thursday, September 23 at 10 a.m. CT for the Entrepreneurship Issue Forum, “Diversifying the Entrepreneurship Research ‘Pipeline’: Emerging Learnings from 2020 Knowledge Challenge Grantees.”

In our 2020 Knowledge Challenge RFP, we piloted an investment in five projects that seek to increase diversity in the pipeline of researchers who study entrepreneurship. In this forum, we will hear updates from these five project teams who have increased mentorship and networking opportunities, developed innovative curricula, and brought communities and researchers together in close conversation in an effort to increase the range of perspectives and experiences informing entrepreneurship research.

Speakers will give an overview of their initiatives and the research that informed their approach. They will then join a roundtable discussion, examining important questions such as:

What is working (and what isn’t) in our efforts to diversify the research ‘pipeline’?
- Why is diversity and inclusion in knowledge creation necessary?
- What impacts the sustainability of this work?
Participants include:

Rachel Atkins, New York University
Melissa Brown-Sims, #BlackTechFutures Research Institute
Henry McKoy, North Carolina Central University
Anil Nair, Old Dominion University
Roderick S. Snipes, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Fallon Wilson, #BlackTechFutures Research Institute

REGISTRATION: Register for the September Forum at:

The next virtual Early-Stage Researcher Professional Development session will take place on Friday, September 24 at 1 p.m. CT with mentors Marie Mora (University of Missouri – St. Louis), and Melissa Schilling (New York University). This series is open to 18 early-stage researchers, providing an opportunity to connect with research mentors to discuss research approaches, professional development, and the research career trajectory.

REGISTRATION: Register for the Professional Development Series at:

Have you ever wanted to share your research with experts and decision-makers in a way that grabs their attention? This free, virtual Executive Summaries Workshop will share strategies for:
- defining the target audience(s) for scholarly research,
- leveraging smart information design to create useable and persuasive documents, and
- applying sentence-level edits to improve the readability of your work.

REGISTRATION: Register now for the next training on November 9, 2021 at 2 p.m. CT

Register for the November Plain Language workshop at: