What is Mindset?

A Global Learning Project Designed to Inspire and Engage Entrepreneurial Thinking in Classrooms and Communities Around the World

A Mindset is a mental model, a deeply ingrained set of beliefs and assumptions that influence our decisions and behaviour. An entrepreneurial mindset is about looking at the world in terms of creating value for others, an empowering and necessary approach in today’s dynamic global economy. ELI creates experiential education programs to teach an entrepreneurial mindset.

A Scalable Solution

Our unique program model combines facilitation training, online video case studies and engagement with real-world entrepreneurs for a scalable solution to teaching an entrepreneurial mindset.

Regional and National Distribution Partnerships

ELI partners with education institutions, governments and non-government organizations around the world to empower their constituents with an entrepreneurial mindset.


"I first met Gary Schoeniger at an Innovation Summit we started at Purdue University in 2016. We invited Gary to be a speaker and to serve on working groups to help us develop an innovation and entrepreneurship curricula for our college. Gary was an outstanding contributor to the summit and gave what I think was the best presentation of all of our speakers at the summit.  Gary['s] breadth and depth of knowledge related to innovation and entrepreneurship is quite extraordinary."

Gary R. Bertoline, Dean and Distinguished Professor, Purdue Polytechnic Institute

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Our Team

ELI has assembled a team of educators, entrepreneurs and strategic partners who are dedicated to achieving our mission.

Meet Our Team

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Our partners include a variety of businesses and entrepreneurial programs that range from national organizations to global institutes.

Meet Our Partners

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Hear from actual Ice House graduates, partners, and business professionals about the benefits of the ELI programs.

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