|In our last newsletter, I shared with readers our intention to work with North Carolina Community Colleges, CDFIs and other groups to offer a powerful entrepreneurial mindset program statewide, known as the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program (IHEP).
We asked if there was interest in broadly sharing this program. The answer was clear and urgent – YES, let’s help people develop the mindset that will help them reach their full entrepreneurial potential.
In order to do so, we have to work with partner organizations that can broadly offer (facilitate) this program to segments of the population they serve, in a variety of flexible ways. In order to do that, facilitators first have to complete a three-day training and certification process so that their organization can offer the course.
To expedite that certification process, we will be hosting an instate certification course for facilitators from December 12-14, 2018. For logistical purposes, it will be held in a location (TBD) in the Durham-Raleigh area, and participants will only have travel related expenses, as NC IDEA will be paying the training costs.
Seating is limited; however, so we will be admitting facilitators through an application process. Please review the criteria and application before applying. Organizations with demonstrable intent and capacity to offer the program to individuals broadly, will be given priority consideration. You can find more information on this powerful curriculum here.
It is encouraging when a community demonstrates urgency on a common cause. Clearly, many amongst us recognize the need to empower more people with an entrepreneurial mindset. And I couldn’t agree more.
President & CEO
NC IDEA FOUNDATION