The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative Issue 11 | November 2019  
ONLINE Entrepreneurial Mindset Facilitator Training!

You Asked, We Delivered!

Hi there,

Have you always wanted to become an Ice House Facilitator but it didn't work with your schedule?

Entrepreneurial Mindset Facilitator Training will now be offered in a 4-week, online course in February 2020. Led by ELI Founder, Gary Schoeniger, and President, Rob Herndon, the program will be a blend of pre-recorded lectures, live sessions, as well as group discussions and activities to immerse new facilitators in the power of the eight life lessons.

No matter what you do for a living, you will see yourself in a positive way after this [training]. The only regret you may have is that you would have taken this class earlier in your life, but it's still not [too] late! 

- Shailesh Patel, Entrepreneur

Apply an entrepreneurial mindset to your classroom or community in the comfort of your home or office! 

Register Today

P.S. Do you still want to attend an in-person facilitator training? Don't worry! We will be announcing the 2020 dates and locations soon. 



NIACC Hosts 2019 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala

The North Iowa Area Community College John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center celebrated and honored the “entrepreneurs and partners who make our communities in North Iowa a great place to work and live” last Wednesday night at their Entrepreneur Gala. NIACC presented awards for Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, the Innovation Award, and Business of the Year. ELI was honored to participate by providing a keynote address along with Iowa Governor, Kim Reynolds. Congratulations to the center Director and Ice House Facilitator, Tim Putnam, on a wonderful event!


Entrepreneurs Talk Beyond Brick and Mortar

As the kickoff for their Ice House class and the year’s programming theme of Dream it, Achieve it: Envisioning the Future at Your Library, Southern Pines Public Library hosted a roundtable that highlighted the necessity of community connections for the success of a small business. Local entrepreneurs volleyed many ideas back and forth, each coming at the questions with their varied backgrounds and histories.




Enspire 2019

Nic and Joanie from the ELI Team will be in attendance with hundreds of K-12 educators at the fourth annual Enspire Conference in Cleveland, Ohio! This event features motivating speakers, a take-home toolkit for educators, mini-grant opportunities, and professional development that continues all year! Visit us at Table 11 during the Mini-Grant Marketplace and choose to receive 25 classroom copies of Who Owns the Ice House? and a supplemental book discussion guide.


NC Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit

ELI's Gary Schoeniger is excited to address the audience at the inaugural North Carolina Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit. Hosted by NC Idea in conjunction with the Governor’s Entrepreneurial Council (GEC), the ambition is to catalyze entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy for the state of North Carolina. Hurry! Registration closes this Friday!


Entrepreneurial Tailgate

Have you ever heard of such a thing? Neither had we! This innovative event aims to identify opportunities within the Chase County, KS community that could be improved through the increased presence of empowering the entrepreneurial thought process.





Entrepreneurial Mindset 101

Tune into our monthly live webinar to discover the 8 life lessons of unlikely entrepreneurs. We will provide insights into the entrepreneurial mindset while discussing ways to engage yourself and others in the entrepreneurial thought process. This will be a 45-minute webinar with 15 minutes of Q & A.

  Wed, Nov 20 | 11:00PM - 12:00AM EST

Register Today






Fortune Favors the Reliable

Many famous entrepreneurs appear to strike gold in their endeavors. Even if we hear the origin story of their success—they often took years filled with difficulty and multiple failures to get where they are—something is missing from the retelling. At a glance, it looks like luck, a chance encounter with the right person or stumbling upon a solution worth enough to sell it.



Ice House Is More Accessible Than Ever

"Who Owns the Ice House?" is available in audiobook format! Now you can take the lessons of Uncle Cleve, Clifton Taulbert, and Gary Schoeniger with you wherever you go. Whether you are engaging with the lessons for the first time or revisiting the stories of Clifton's life, there is something for everyone in this new version of the book.



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