Case Studies

Economic Development Case Study

Thrive Colorado Springs early success in implementing Ice House to drive economic development in the city has led to an increased implementation plan for 2018. Learn more about the effort here. Download the 2016 Outcome Highlights Report and read additional success stories and results here.

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High School Case Study

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…

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Small Business Case Study

An early adopter of Ice House, UMKC’s Small Business & Technology Development Center is Kansas City’s leading resource for growing and developing businesses. UMKC offers Ice House classes on a regular basis with great results. Read about the Ice House Lessons learned here and read this article.

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Corporate Case Study

Venture Call in Abilene, Texas utilizes ELI Programs to train employees of businesses throughout the area on the power on an entrepreneurial mindset to make them more engaged and excited about their work and life. View Venture Call’s website which both describe the impact of ELI programs and the entrepreneurial mindset on employees. And, watch their…

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Government Case Study

Under the leadership of Mayor Richard J Berry, the City of Albuquerque took the unprecedented approach of educating city employees with the Ice House Entrepreneurial Mindset curriculum. Partnering with Central New Mexico Community College, the City is encouraging employees to apply new and innovative thinking to their jobs, thereby better serving the citizens of their communities.…

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Corrections Case Study

Dr. Linda Keena of the University of Mississippi implemented ELI programs to teach inmates about the entrepreneurial mindset as part of a pre-release program, with very positive results.  Her findings were published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. The purpose of the article was to present a description and first-stage evaluation…

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Community College Case Study

In August 2014, Pikes Peak Community College, (PPCC) the second largest community college in Colorado with 22,000 students, became the first community college in the nation to roll out the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program as a required first-year student success course for interdisciplinary students who were simultaneously enrolled in remedial courses.

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