NC IDEA supported Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs are regularly launching throughout the state, getting us one step closer to our goal of educating 100,000 North Carolinians with an entrepreneurial mindset. Here are some of the organizations and communities that have held Ice House programs.

  • Aspire Community Capital – Charlotte, NC
  • Central Piedmont Community College – Charlotte, NC
  • Community in Schools – Pembroke, NC
  • Helius Foundation – Durham, NC
  • HUB Startups, Town of Pembroke – Pembroke, NC
  • Pathways Center – Raleigh, NC
  • Robeson Community College – Lumberton, NC
  • Wake Tech Prison – Raleigh, NC
  • The Town of Warrenton – Warren County, NC
  • City of Asheville – Asheville, NC
  • Salem College – Forsyth County, NC
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College – Fayetteville, NC
  • East Burke High School – Connelly Springs, NC


Dr. Stephen Moore has used the Ice House program and book in his freshman course at University of North Carolina at Pembroke. “The book is ‘reachable’ by all our students and is helpful in establishing a platform and foundation that enhances the other lectures and lessons I present throughout the semester.” Dr. Moore commented. Below are some quotes from students at UNC-P describing how the program impacted their mindset.


“The value of the Ice House is to learn to stay hungry and always want more. Do not achieve your goals and stop striving, you have to keep going.”

– Savion R.

“Uncle Cleve’s hard work and dedication to make his dream come true has inspired me and my classmates this semester. He has shown us that there are no excuses and there are a million ways to get it done.

– Alex O.

“The Ice House is an inspiring text that helps people think about ways to push themselves. For many it’s an outline of self-reinvention.”

– Ryann B.

“Icehouse is valuable to us because it teaches us that challenges are just doors waiting to be opened.”

– Jordan R.

“I feel like The Icehouse really shows me the importance in investing your time into yourself. Whether it’s your business, family, work, or school.”

– Caleb F.

“A true entrepreneur is a do-er, not a dreamer.”

– Persaun B.


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“Being a part of the first cohort of NC IDEA’s Ice House facilitator training was such an exciting experience. Robeson County is one of the poorest counties in the state; and using Ice House to enable entrepreneurial thinking will have a dramatic impact, not just on startups, but existing businesses, educational institutions and government entities.”

Tom Hall, Director, The Thomas Entrepreneurship HUB at UNC Pembroke
NC IDEA Ice House Facilitator