Entrepreneurship Research Bootcamp

Sunday, May 19, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, May 23, 2019 (All day)
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Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Kansas City, MO

Description: The program will include two components. The first component is a three-day practical immersion to observe and participate in an annual convening of the Foundation, which brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship support organizations, policy advocates, and local policymakers. Bootcamp participants will have the opportunity to interact with stakeholders relevant to entrepreneurship, and to learn firsthand about complex and urgent needs.

The second component is a one-day intensive mentoring and professional development workshop guided by practitioners and researchers, focused on research for practical impact, evolving questions in the study of entrepreneurship, new opportunities for data and methods, and career trajectories in the field.

The program is designed to encourage and connect research with practical problems related to entrepreneurship. Ph.D students and untenured researchers (e.g. pre-tenure, postdocs, and non-university researchers) based at U.S. institutions are eligible to apply.

Selected participants will receive a $3,000 stipend to travel to Kansas City and must be present for the entire program from the afternoon of May 19 to the evening of May 23.
Participants will be expected to attend dinner on the evening of May 19 and will be expected to arrange their own travel including flights, hotel and ground transportation in Kansas City.
Participants will be expected to attend and prepare a summary report about the Foundation's convening during the practical immersion.

Applicants must be based (current enrollment or current employment) at a U.S. institution. Applicants must have no existing financial relationships with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.