I AM an entrepreneur.
Following a dream, pursuing an opportunity, taking charge of my own destiny.
Bringing something of value to society, making a job for myself and for others, and creating wealth that benefits my family, my community, my country, my world.
One of a movement of millions of entrepreneurs and innovators who made this country great, and who will keep our economy going…and growing.
What I am because many people have helped me along on this journey.
THEREFORE I WILL
Tell my story, sharing my successes and failures, so that others taking the entrepreneurial path can learn.
Strive to mentor an aspiring entrepreneur.
Make my voice heard by those who make policy decisions that affect me and my business.
Appreciate and celebrate my accomplishments and the accomplishments of my fellow entrepreneurs.
Give back to the society that helped me to be successful.
Build a Stronger America. [And a Stronger World.]
— From The Kauffman Foundation BuildAStrongerAmerica.com
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The Kauffman Foundation is the world’s largest foundation devoted to promoting entrepreneurship as a powerful tool to develop individuals, communities and the country as a whole. I found it very inspiring to hear stories of how people of many different backgrounds share a common passion of being an entrepreneur. I’m partnering with Quebec International (our local economic development agency) to bring a Kauffman program here to Quebec City, with the goal to jump-start our local tech startups.