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Tapping your Entrepreneurial IQ

on January 28, 2010 Source: Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) have launched a new online program to identify the entrepreneurial mindset. “Mindset: Tapping your entrepreneurial IQ” provides an inside look at the underlying beliefs that drive behavior that enables entrepreneurs to succeed.

Are entrepreneurs born with a unique gift? What is it that enables them to transform an idea into a successful new venture? What can we learn from their experience? Do I have what it takes to succeed? "Mindset" attempts to answer these questions and more, for the benefit of someone considering an entrepreneurial venture. This self-paced learning program enables aspiring entrepreneurs to learn from the firsthand knowledge and experience of successful real-world entrepreneurs

Based on more than 200 hours of on-camera interviews with a variety of successful entrepreneurs, including Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, E-Myth author Michael Gerber, Inc 500 winner Chuck Halberg, Pulitzer nominee Clifton Taulbert, Emmy winner Jim Stovall, serial inventor John Osher and many others, "Mindset" provides an inside look at what it really takes to start and grow a successful new business.

In addition to the written and video content, the program includes recommended reading, additional resources and learning assessments as well as a certificate of completion. Students also have access to an online forum that enables them to connect and collaborate with experienced and aspiring entrepreneurs from around the world.

The two-hour, 38-minute "Mindset" program currently is being offered free to the first 250 qualified applicants through a scholarship funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Applications are available at


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