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“Long before the word ‘entrepreneur’ became popular, the concept still existed.”
These are among the first words Mr. Clifton Taulbert uttered during our chance interview in April, 2008. During our interview, Mr. Taulbert described the entrepreneurial influence and life-lessons he learned from his Uncle Cleve (an unlikely entrepreneur who defied the odds as the owner of the icehouse in Glen Allan, Mississippi during the height of legal segregation.) Today, through a partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, that chance interview is being transformed into a two-part learning initiative designed to inspire and engage America’s youth in the unlimited opportunities that an entrepreneurial mindset can provide.
Recognizing our nation’s need for greater economic participation at all levels of society, the Icehouse Entrepreneurship Program captures and conveys the “mindset” of entrepreneurs who overcame adversity and are now helping lead our economic recovery. The program was created by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative and Clifton Taulbert’s Building Community Institute.
The Ice House Entrepreneurship program is a revolutionary new online learning program desired to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset.
It's hard to believe that a year has passed since the release of the Ice House Entrepreneurship program. In twelve short months, the program has garnered the attention of educators, economic development and civic organizations from across the US and beyond.
As entrepreneurs, we all think our ideas can change the world. Passion, persistence and a well-written business plan - complete with five-year cash flow projections – are all we need to raise the money we need to launch our business.
Yet, doing a startup is...
In a recent interview, 28 year-old Denuo Source founder Rahul Chowdhury described how business school gave him the courage to think big;“At the end of the day no matter what you do - you start a small little shop on the corner of Michigan Avenue selling...
Last week I had the pleasure of attending Tech Town’s 2010 FastTrac to the Future conference in Detroit, Michigan. More than 700 experienced and aspiring entrepreneurs gathered on the campus of Wayne State University to participate in what will become the future of Detroit’s economy. ...
This is the second in a two part series in which Gary Schoeniger discusses entrepreneurship education. Below is Part Two: Tacit Knowledge In his book, Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions, author Gary Klein examines human strengths and capabilities that have traditionally been downplayed or...
This is the second part in a four part series.Gary Schoeniger discusses his interview with one of America's most successful entrepreneurs John Osher and the mistakes that startups make. Below is Part Two: Mistakes in Financial Planning. Part One discussed the mistakes in Market Research...
This is the third part in a four part series. Gary Schoeniger discusses his interview with one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs John Osher and the mistakes that startups make. Below is Part Three: Mistakes in Management. Part One discussed the mistakes in Market Research...
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