NC IDEA has an ambitious goal; to educate 100,000 North Carolinians with an entrepreneurial mindset.

One way we will achieve this is through the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program (IHEP); a program designed to develop creativity and critical thinking, effective problem solving, teamwork and other entrepreneurial skills that will enable individuals to succeed regardless of their chosen path.

Our purpose is not that program participants start a new company, though they may be inspired to do so. Our purpose is to bring the power of entrepreneurial thinking to everyone. Entrepreneurial thinkers solve complex social, political and economic problems; improve existing products; invent new products; advance our understanding of the world and improve the overall quality of our lives.

We cannot achieve this goal alone and will require partners to join us in offering this program to their constituents. These partners will be drawn from educational institutions (particularly community colleges), entrepreneurial support organizations, economic development organizations, libraries, CDFIs, government entities and other entrepreneurially-minded groups.

Learn more about NC IDEA’s ambition for Ice House and partner with us by becoming a trained facilitator. If you are an individual interested in developing your entrepreneurial mindset, check out the schedule of upcoming Ice House programs from our partners.

We believe that entrepreneurial thinking can change North Carolina.

Our Ambition

Learn why NC IDEA is supporting entrepreneurial mindset education and the details of how we will do it.

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Become an Ice House Partner

NC IDEA will require more than 100 organizations to facilitate Ice House training across NC. Join us.

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Find an Ice House Program

NC IDEA supported Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs are available throughout the state. Find one near you.

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