KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation will present a live Webcast of its State of Entrepreneurship Address presented by Kauffman President and CEO Carl Schramm at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Schramm will assess the outlook for entrepreneurship in 2010, including the challenges facing new businesses and solutions for fueling job growth as part of the economic recovery.
Following the address, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will provide remarks about the administration's plans to encourage the growth of entrepreneurship in America.
The Web cast will include a panel discussion featuring Carl Schramm and:
- Reggie Aggarwal, founder and CEO of Cvent, a Washington-based profitable venture-backed CRM software company with 500+ employees
- Frank L. Douglas, president and CEO of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, Ohio and former founder and executive director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Center for Biomedical Innovation
- Mary Naylor, founder and CEO of VIPdesk, a pioneer of premium home-based contact center solutions and concierge services with a client roster of more than 70 blue-chip clients with over 10 million customers
- Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation, the nation's leading non-profit organization supporting entrepreneurship
A live broadcast of the event will be streamed through the State of Entrepreneurship
About the Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare. Through its research and other initiatives, the Kauffman Foundation aims to open young people's eyes to the possibility of entrepreneurship, promote entrepreneurship education, raise awareness of entrepreneurship-friendly policies and find alternative pathways for the commercialization of new knowledge and technologies. It also works to prepare students to be innovators, entrepreneurs and skilled workers in the 21st century economy through initiatives designed to improve learning in math, engineering, science and technology. 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 www.kauffman.org, and follow @kauffmanfdn on Twitter.
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