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The Five E’s of Entrepreneurship Education 

In the world of entrepreneurship education, one name stands out as a thought leader and visionary – Gary Schoeniger. As the founder and chief content development officer at The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI), Schoeniger has dedicated his career to empowering individuals with an entrepreneurial mindset.  

Schoeniger founded ELI with the goal of creating a global community of educators and entrepreneurs dedicated to fostering an entrepreneurial mindset. Since then, ELI has become one of the leading organizations in the field of entrepreneurship education, offering a range of programs and resources to educators and entrepreneurs around the world. 

WATCH: Gary delivered the keynote presentation titled, The Entrepreneurial Mindset Imperative at Anzisha’s EEA Summit 2023. Watch his full speech here.

One of the most significant contributions Schoeniger has made to the field of entrepreneurship education is the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program. Developed in collaboration with the Kauffman Foundation, the Ice House program is based on the real-life experiences of successful entrepreneurs and teaches participants how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. 

Through meticulous research and insightful analysis, Gary has provided invaluable insights into fostering entrepreneurial mindsets and skills. One notable concept introduced by Gary Schoeniger is “The Five E’s of Entrepreneurship Education.” This concept serves as a guide to infuse entrepreneurship into the core of our systems of education: 

  • Expand the definition.  
  • Explore the mindset. 
  • Engage our students. 
  • Embrace entrepreneurial learning. 
  • Examine ourselves. 

    The Ice House program has been adopted by universities, community colleges, and high schools around the world and has helped thousands of students develop an entrepreneurial mindset. The program has also been recognized by the United Nations Development Program as a model for entrepreneurship education.

    Lynn Brown
    Lynn Brown
    Lynn is a content marketer that focuses on brand storytelling through digital platforms. Skilled in a background of web development, search engine optimization and content production, Lynn is excited to utilize over 10 years’ experience in digital marketing to help grow the ecosystems that support Africa’s very young entrepreneurs to ensure their success.

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