Thom Ruhe is Vice President of Entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation. In this capacity, he directs the Foundation’s programs addressing entrepreneurial education, mentoring, access to capital and fostering entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Thom also serves as President of Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation, a school dedicated to advancing experiential-based entrepreneurial education. Thom also serves on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council for fostering Entrepreneurship, is on the Board of Directors for the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program and a founding trustee for Innovation Fund America.

Thom has been quoted in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal,, USA Today, the Washington Post, Forbes, Inc., Huffington Post, and Bloomberg.

Thom has also delivered formal remarks in front of the United Nations General Assembly