ELI Entrepreneurial Mindset Education Programs

Inspire, Inform & Involve

The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative is an organization dedicated to creating entrepreneurial mindset education programs and training services for academic institutions, government and non-government organizations and corporate clients worldwide.

We offer a variety of highly interactive experiential education programs designed for academic, workforce and economic development organizations. Our programs are highly flexible and designed to be delivered in a variety of formats from traditional and blended classroom to online delivery.

Our programs are also designed for broad application and therefore do not require the instructor to be a subject matter expert in the field of entrepreneurship. After all, the entrepreneurial process is one of self-directed discovery that requires participants to take ownership of their ideas as well as their ability to learn. Rather than providing specific directives, the instructor fills the role of facilitator, encouraging students to apply new knowledge, cope with uncertainty, push for action, and manage time.

Facilitators are provided with a full range of training and support materials to ensure effective implementation and outcomes.

 

icehouse-entrepreneurship-academicIce House Entrepreneurship Program: Academic Edition

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is an experiential problem-based learning program designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset and the unlimited opportunities it can provide.

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icehouse-student-successIce House Student Success Program

The Ice House Student Success Program is a student success course designed to inspire and engage students with the perseverance and determination of an entrepreneurial mindset needed to succeed academically and in life.

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icehouse-entrepreneurship-small-businessIce House Entrepreneurship Program: Small Business Edition

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program Small Business Edition (SBE) is an experiential learning program designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial thought and process.

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Book for Program PageWho Owns the Ice House?

Based on his own life story, Pulitzer nominee Clifton Taulbert teams up with thought leader Gary Schoeniger to create Who Owns The Ice House? – a powerful and compelling story that captures the essence of an entrepreneurial mindset, its universal application and the unlimited opportunities it can provide.

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Program Student
Success
Academic
Edition
Small Business
Edition
Target
Audience
  • Higher Education
  • High School – Dual Credit
  • Higher Education
  • Workforce Development
  • High School
  • Youth Programs
  • Small Business Assistance
  • Economic Development Organizations
Intended Use
  • Student Success Course
  • First Year Experience
  • Intro to Entrepreneurship
  • General Education Course
  • Non-credit offering
  • Aspiring Entrepreneurs
  • Early Stage Small Business Owners
Course Delivery
  • Blended Classroom
  • Online Delivery
  • Blended Classroom
  • Traditional Classroom
  • Online Delivery
  • Blended Classroom
Course Materials
  • All Digital LMS Integration
    • Companion Text
    • PDF Lesson Content
    • Video Case Studies
    • Digital Lesson Assignments
  • Print – Digital Combinations
    • Companion Text
    • Narrated Video Lesson Content
    • Video Case Studies
    • Student Workbook or Digital Lesson Assignments
  • Print – Digital Combination
    • Companion Text
    • Narrated Video Lesson Content
    • Video Case Studies
    • Student Workbook
Language English English, Spanish English

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"I learned of the Ice House program at NACCE in 2011 and started my first class of Entrepreneurial Mindset, using Ice House, a year ago in August 2012. Wow, what a difference.  "

Jim Correll, Independence Community College

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Our Team

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

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Partners

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

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Testimonials

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

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