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Jeremy Morris Minority Mentor Program

Minority Mentor Program at Richland guides entrepreneurs

September 17, 2021

Roxanne Thompson wanted to open her own small business and at first, thought she wanted it to be a coffee shop. She helped Jeremy Morris, Director of the Minority Mentor Protege Program at Richland Community College, teach a certified nurse assistant training class over the summer. “I’ve had a passion for health care all my life,” she said. During her first session with the Minority Mentor program, she realized a coffee shop was not at…

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Non-profit To Host Free Program For Local Entrepreneurs

May 5, 2021

A Lexington nonprofit organization is offering free, virtual training for small business owners, aiming to energize local entrepreneurs. Sustainable Business Ventures’; (SBV) program includes five, weekly, 90-minute ZOOM sessions. The meetings will discuss the book, “Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur.” The first community read session begins May 27 at 4:30 p.m. SBV President, Bobby Clark, said in a statement the key lessons from the book include identifying and…

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Entrepreneurship Students Complete Eight-Week Course

April 27, 2021

If you want a community’s economy to grow, help its members develop an entrepreneurship mindset. That’s the premise of the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program at Seward County Community College. Two pilot groups wrapped up eight weeks of focused learning April 20. Participants in Spanish- and English-language classrooms unpacked the components for a successful business start-up. Then, the course concluded with individual presentations to their peers. “Initially, I saw my role here as helping and hosting,”…

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Seward County launches Kansas’ first Spanish Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

March 18, 2021

LIBERAL, Kan. (KSNW) – Southwest Kansas has the densest Hispanic population in the state according to the United States Census Bureau. But with diversity, can come obstacles — ones the Liberal community is looking to change. The Seward County Development Corporation and the Seward County Community College joined forces to create equal opportunities for their minority population through a mindset-driven class. The partnership launched the nation’s fifth and Kansas’ first, Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in which both content…

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GOProdigii and ELI Enter Agreement to Combine the Power of the Entrepreneurial Mindset With Technology to Innovate New Solutions to ESG Problems

December 8, 2020

  CLEVELAND, December 8, 2020 (Newswire) – GOProdigii, LLC. and The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative announced today that they have entered into an agreement to collaborate on building a unique network of “Ice House Entrepreneurs” focused on helping to solve environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) problems such as climate change, clean water, and inequality of opportunity based on race.  “ELI is excited to coordinate with GOProdigii on this initiative. Our work focuses on training anyone how…

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SERCAP to Launch Entrepreneurial Mindset Training Program in Virginia

November 5, 2020

Southwest VA – Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. (SERCAP), a Roanoke, VA based 501(C)3 nonprofit organization, is partnering with USDA, Mountain CAP and the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) to bring the Who Owns the Ice House? Entrepreneurial Mindset Training Program to rural residents and communities in Southwest Virginia. The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is a cutting-edge program that expands on the lessons within Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons of an Unlikely…

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Hampshire Sheriff’s Office Engaging the Entrepreneurial Mindset

October 8, 2020

Greenfield Community College faculty are facilitating the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program to residents in a Bridge to the Future House for the Hampshire Sheriff’s Office (HSO). Michelle Barthelemy, Business & Technology Professor and HSO’s Title 1 Instructor, as well as Judy Raper, Dean of Community Engagement, began the program on Sept. 30th. The program is designed to help the men develop problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking skills among others. Read the Memorandum

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ELI Forms Partnership with Pradeepam Multi Academy to Bring Ice House to India

April 30, 2020

Brief History Led by Pradeep Malhotra—the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of SEAL WisdomNet— Pradeepam Multi Academy (PMA) is a new organization dedicated to empowering people across India to lead purpose-driven lives and to become leaders of change. In May 2018, Pradeep reached out to ELI to learn more about our programs. He was looking around the world for a premiere entrepreneurial mindset course that could be used to help the people of India think…

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Youth Empowerment and Leadership Program

April 24, 2020

Now residing in North Carolina, retired Miami Police Captain, certified police instructor, and soon-to-be Ice House Facilitator, Lillie Harris, is preparing to launch a new program! Partnering with Techworks, Harris will be using the Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs to teach youth about self-empowerment through problem-solving, interpersonal skills, and the entrepreneurial mindset. Learn more in the video below: If you would like to see the video enlarged, please click the fullscreen button in the bottom right…

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