Press Room - Partner News

Georgia Librarians Learn the Entrepreneur’s Mindset

August 10, 2020

Within a few weeks of the public health lockdowns in March, the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) decided to offer public librarians an opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial thinking to serve library patrons at home during the pandemic. Through a statewide license, public libraries have had access to the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program – Small Business Edition course online since October 2019, but very few librarians knew much about it until this summer. Two cohorts…

Read more

Embracing the Gig Economy

January 22, 2020

With huge growth predicted for the gig economy, community colleges are developing programs to help students succeed in that sector. ELI is proud to be one of the organizations they turn to for thought leadership and programming. Learn more in the article published by the American Association for Community College’s here.

Read more

ELI Attends RuralRISE Summit 2019

October 7, 2019

A Showcase of Rural Entrepreneurship Efforts From September 17-19, 2019, ELI’s Nic Houle traveled to the city of Pine Bluff, Arkansas as part of the 2019 RuralRISE Summit. The summit brought together entrepreneurs, nonprofit and government agency professionals, educators, and others in an effort to share resources and develop strategies to promote rural entrepreneurship.  On the RuralRISE 2018 Summit: On May 14-16, 2018, 170 community leaders and rural ecosystem builders gathered at Canaan Valley Resort…

Read more

Course Strives to Spread Business Spirit, Resources

August 9, 2019

“The undeniable reality is the Triangle is fortunate to have an abundance of resources and organizations and networks to support the entrepreneurial ambition of people,” said Thom Ruhe, CEO of the N.C. Idea Foundation. “As you get out of the immediate Triangle area, that becomes more anemic. I feel there is a greater need and we can have a greater impact here.” Learn more in this news article about Entrepreneurial Mindset Facilitator Training and the…

Read more

Ice House Participant Spotlight: Tecklenburg Farms LLC

March 20, 2019

Ice House Participant, Chris Tecklenburg, talks about the impact that the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program offered through Network Kansas has had on him and how it has helped him work toward launching his business, Tecklenburg Farms. The six-acre urban farm is located in a neighborhood on the west side of Hutchinson, KS. Read the interview published on the Entrepreneurship Community Partnership. An excerpt of this interview is included below.   “Chris Tecklenburg completed the Ice…

Read more