Ice House Entrepreneurship Program: Academic Edition
A Framework for Understanding and Implementing an Entrepreneurial Mindset
The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program (Academic Edition) is designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset as an essential life skill. The program draws upon eight fundamental concepts of entrepreneurial thought and process derived from the companion text, Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur. Each lesson contains video case studies featuring a variety of real-world “unlikely” entrepreneurs who have overcome challenges by embracing the core concepts of an entrepreneurial mindset. The program also provides for experiential learning through the process of identifying problems, finding solutions, and making connections beyond the classroom.
Who Owns The Ice House?
Based on the life story of Pulitzer nominee Clifton Taulbert, Who Owns The Ice House, Eight Life Lessons From An Unlikely Entrepreneur offers a powerful and compelling story that captures the essence of an entrepreneurial mindset and the unlimited opportunities it can provide.
Drawing on the wisdom he gained from his Uncle Cleve, Who Owns the Ice House chronicles Taulbert’s journey from his life in the Mississippi Delta at the height of legal segregation to being recognized by TIME Magazine as “one of our nation’s most outstanding emerging entrepreneurs”. While Taulbert describes the life-changing influence of his Uncle Cleve, co-author Schoeniger captures the entrepreneurial life lessons that can empower anyone to succeed.
Beth Kerly, MBA, is a full-time tenured business faculty member at Hillsborough Community College, and adjunct faculty at the University of Tampa. In addition to her teaching activities, Kerly serves as the co-founder of the HCC Entrepreneurship and Innovation program. She actively works in promoting and building community and business relationships for HCC and its students. Before joining HCC, Ms. Kerly founded BK Consulting, a business and marketing advisory service company. In the 1990’s, Kerly was involved in another startup, Conectiv Communications, a telecommunications service provider, where she served as the manager of innovative programs. From 2005-2007, she served the Southwest Florida region as Special Assistant to the Governor. In this role, Kerly was responsible for meeting with constituents, and discussing state policies and issues with local community leaders and citizens. She also reported to the Governors office on matters related to local community needs. Beth lives in Tampa with her husband Garret, an electrical engineer, and daughter Emma.
Andy Gold, Ph.D., is a full-time business faculty member at Hillsborough Community College (HCC), and teaches in the graduate school at the University of Tampa, and the University of South Florida. In addition to his teaching duties, Gold is a co-founder of the HCC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, serving as an internal entrepreneurial evangelist at HCC. He is a lifelong entrepreneur having started multiple businesses over the past 22 years. He is the founder of Terrapath, Inc., a social entrepreneurial venture started in 1994. Before starting Terrapath, Dr. Gold had a 12-year career in finance, working on Wall Street where he and a business partner raised $52 million in capital to start-up a hedge fund business. Gold currently lives in Tampa with his wife Anne, a middle school teacher. They have two sons, Matt who lives and works in New York City, and Greg who lives and works in Atlanta.
October 1st & 2nd 2016
10 A.M. - 4 P.M.
“I see this as a bold, new solution.”
– Dr. Lance Bolton, President, Pikes Peak Community College
“Once the entrepreneurial light bulb goes on, the mystery is out of it. It’s not hard for someone to have an entrepreneurial mindset; I believe we are all wired for it. The Ice House Entrepreneurial Mindset training helps us realize just that.”
– Mayor Richard J. Berry, City of Albuquerque
“ I stumbled on the Ice House Curriculum and thought I found the holy grail. It’s culturally relevant, accessible on many levels, and draws on the principles of effectuation which are being used in the top college entrepreneurial programs.”
– Robert Schwarz, Executive Director, Level Playing Field Institute
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