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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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NACCE’s Go West! Conference a Roaring Success

October 2, 2018

At NACCE’s Go West 2018 Summit in Burlingame, CA, ELI Vice President Rob Herndon sat on a lunchtime panel and presented to the over 200 in attendance on the importance of the methodologies employed in entrepreneurship education to change the overall systems of education. Making the case that student motivation and success in our educational systems is directly related to how many opportunities they have to be “entrepreneurial,” Herndon led off the panel alongside Sierra College students Savanna…

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Schoeniger Keynotes Entrepreneurship Education Forum

September 29, 2018

Watch Gary Schoeniger’s keynote address to the 2018 EntreEd Forum, “What’s Your Big Idea?” Gary discusses how the mindset of an entrepreneur goes far beyond business development but is a necessary component of any 21st-century education.

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An Entrepreneurial Mindset Drives Student Success in Mexico

September 11, 2017

(Monterrey, Mexico, September 1, 2017] –Since 2014, the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) and Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (TEC) have partnered to successfully deliver entrepreneurial mindset curriculum to approximately 7,500 high school students across 37 campuses in Mexico. The partnership consisted of customizing ELI’s Ice House Student Success Program for delivery in Mexico, the training of approximately 200 teachers at TEC’s Preparatory school (Prepa Tec) to facilitate the program and establishing outcomes and evaluations tools to measure…

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ELI Presents Student Success Findings at Prepa Tec’s Annual Conference

July 4, 2017

At Prepa Tec’s Annual Conference, former ELI President Bree Langemo presented the final outcomes of Prepa Tec’s 7,500 student implementation across 37 campuses in Mexico. Conference information here.

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NISOD & ELI Announce Partnership

May 31, 2017

Austin, TX [May 31, 2017]: The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) announces a partnership with the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) to encourage an entrepreneurial mindset across community and technical colleges. “An entrepreneurial mindset is critical for innovating and leading in the ever-changing, resource-constrained environment of higher education,” said Dr. Edward J. Leach, NISOD’s Executive Director. “Partnering with high-quality organizations like ELI is one of the best ways for NISOD to provide new…

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