Watch Webcast of Kauffman's State of Entrepreneurship Address: Fostering a Faster-Growing Entrepreneurial Economy

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Featuring policy ‘Wonks’ and ‘Pundits’ pitching their ideas, viewers can vote for their favorite; Live from the National Press Club at Noon EST on Feb. 12, 2014 at

Despite an economic recovery that finally has been gaining steam, there is a need for new sources of economic growth in the United States, particularly entrepreneurial growth. The Kauffman Foundation will address the challenges and opportunities to advance this growth at its fifth annual State of Entrepreneurship Address on Feb. 12, 2014, from noon to 2 p.m. EST at the National Press Club in Washington streamed live at

Kauffman President and CEO Tom McDonnell will present the state of entrepreneurship in America and kick off the Foundation’s “America's New Entrepreneurial Growth Agenda,” which will highlight recommendations for more prosperity. After a brief break, an engaging discussion moderated by Engine co-founder Josh Mendelsohn will feature “Washington Wonks” pitching their best policy ideas for entrepreneurial growth to the prestigious and pragmatic “Policy Pundits.” Viewers will then vote for their favorite.

The Washington Wonks                        

  •     Donald Marron, director of Economic Policy Initiatives, Urban Institute
  •     Will Marshall, founder and president, Progressive Policy Institute
  •     Megan McArdle, columnist, Bloomberg View, and author of The Up Side of Down

The Policy Pundits

  •     Bo Cutter, senior fellow and director of the Next American Economy Project, Roosevelt Institute
  •     Rana Foroohar, assistant managing editor and columnist, Time
  •     Christopher Schroeder, entrepreneur, venture investor, and author of Startup Rising

Program Agenda:
Noon EST: State of Entrepreneurship Address
12:15 p.m. EST: Break for Luncheon
12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST: Panel Discussion and Audience Vote

About the Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that aims to foster economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo., and has approximately $2 billion in assets. For more information, visit, and follow the Foundation on and

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