The Art of Startups

The University of Tampa received a grant to identify factors that drive entrepreneurship in the region.
The Ewing Marion Kauffmann Foundation has awarded a US$150,000 grant to the University of Tampa in Florida to identify factors that drive entrepreneurship in the Tampa Bay region and provide research on what makes regional entrepreneurship thrive—including the influence of local universities. Says Yasuyuki Motoyama, the foundation's director of research and policy, the study will shed more light on what the term "entrepreneurship ecosystem" really means, as well as on public policy decisions that remove barriers for startups.