Helping People Pursue their Entrepreneurial Dreams
FastTrac programs serve existing and aspiring entrepreneurs in non-academic environments. In addition, college students in their academic environment earn credit for completing courses using FastTrac materials. FastTrac has served more than 300,000 entrepreneurs since 1993.
FastTrac programs are delivered by a variety of affiliate organizations—non-profit and for-profit alike—including chambers of commerce, business development centers, local and regional economic development councils, colleges, universities, consulting firms, and many others. FastTrac is offered throughout the United States and in selected countries around the world.
By helping entrepreneurs succeed, FastTrac programs contribute to building and sustaining strong, vibrant communities and economies. Want to learn more about FastTrac?
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About the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
The late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Kauffman established the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as the first foundation to focus on entrepreneurship as one of its primary areas of interest.
An epitome of American entrepreneurship, Kauffman saw business enterprise as one of the most effective ways to unleash human potential and stir the economy to life. He viewed entrepreneurship as the most powerful strategy to help individuals gain economic independence and serve as a catalyst for creating jobs and wealth in society.
Today, the Kauffman Foundation is devoted to advancing entrepreneurship as one of the fundamental aspects of life in the United States. Focusing on research, education, technical assistance, and policy, the Kauffman Foundation works to increase the number and success rate of individuals engaged in the process of starting or growing their own business or idea. The Foundation works with partners to design programs based on the proven principles, techniques, and leadership tactics that make starting and growing a business a more common choice for Americans of all walks of life. The Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo. and has around $2 billion in assets.
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