By Kristin Stivers – Senior Taylor Brown served this past summer as Entrepreneurial Intern at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City. A Business Administration and Critical Thought and Inquiry major (with economics minor), Taylor will graduate in December 2013.
During the internship, Taylor collaborated on an online initiative regarding common mistakes made by early stage investors, which is scheduled to launch in early 2014. She also conducted research for a speech regarding global entrepreneurship to be delivered by a senior Kauffman executive at the United Nations General Assembly.
Over the course of the summer, she was engaged in a project called “Top of Mind”, helping produce a series of episodes that explore various entrepreneurial topics, showcase startups and the entrepreneurs behind them.
Taylor describes the environment at Kauffman as interesting, energizing and infused with creativity and innovation. She especially enjoyed the “work hard, play hard” atmosphere and the opportunity to interact and have fun with colleagues as a break from the hard work. She returned to campus this fall with a deep appreciation and gratitude for the people at Kauffman who enthusiastically nurtured her entrepreneurial instincts.
Taylor is continuing her work at the Kauffman Foundation on a part time basis this fall and is hopeful she will have the opportunity to work there full time after graduation.