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We’re all Entrepreneurs

Most people have innate entrepreneurial tendencies. We want to be problem solvers. We want to provide value for other people. And, in an ideal world, we want to get paid to do those things! The Ice House Entrepreneur Development Program can help you launch or grow a business. And especially now in times of uncertainty, we all need to learn how to overcome times of adversity. Ice House programming helps create highly resilient, resourceful, and solution-oriented individuals that can withstand resource-constrained environments. Keep reading to find out how we can help you live your entrepreneurial dreams! 

Register Here for the Info Session on June 1st!

Hosted by the Denver Metro SBDC.


Registration Opens: May 13, 2021

Info Session: 
June 1, 2021 | 5:45 – 6:45 PM | Register

Virtual Course Sessions:
June 8 – August 10 | Tuesdays | 5:45 – 7:45 PM

August 10, 2021 | 5:45 – 6:45 PM

Where: Virtual

Interested in Applying? 

Register Here! 

Course Outline

  • Content

    Narrated video lessons, companion text, student workbook and video case studies

  • Discuss

    Discussion topics and in-class activities designed to encourage peer-to-peer interaction and analysis.

  • Share

    Presentations and guest lectures foster communication, collaboration, and networking skills

  • Review

    True/False assignments assess basic knowledge and comprehension of the eight life lessons

  • Experience

    Assignments enable participants to develop and apply new knowledge with real world entrepreneurial experiences

  • Reflect

    Encourages participants to reflect on their experiences and how it can be applied to their goals

Course Elements


Learn how to overcome your fears, build community, create a personal brand, become a life-long learner, develop grit, tap into internal motivation, define personal and professional goals, manage limited resources, and truly understand the problems you are solving for others.


  • Attend a virtual weekly two-hour classroom session for ten weeks
  • Complete one to two hours of online training per week
  • Master the eight critical entrepreneurial mindset characteristics as outlined in the book "Who Owns the Ice House" by Clifton Taulbert
  • Have access to close personal interaction with experienced entrepreneurs
  • Meet one-on-one with facilitators to reach your full potential
  • Create a vision statement to guide your entrepreneurial journey
  • Learn to use the Opportunity Discovery Canvas to evaluate your business idea or find a new direction for your current business
  • Interact and receive support from peers who are on a similar journey
  • Develop or re-engage your entrepreneurial spirit
  • Access to the Ice House alumni network


  • Business owners who feel stagnant or stuck with their strategies and would like to re-invigorate their creativity and motivation
  • Aspiring business owners who may be fearful or unsure of how to launch a business
  • Entrepreneurs who would like to refine their business idea with inexpensive yet creative market research
  • Employees looking to create more value for themselves and increase motivation and self-confidence in the workplace


Information Session June 1
Early Bird Deadline  June 4
First Class June 8


Early Bird Tuition $295
Standard Tuition $350

Interested in applying?

Register with the Denver Metro SBDC here!


Adam Melnick 

He is certified by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative to facilitate Ice House and has even helped them further develop the Ice House curriculum for economic development purposes. Adam currently teaches small business entrepreneurship, general entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial business plan writing at MSU Denver. His approach to the material is hands-on, honest, encouraging, and non-judgmental. He excels at making the program a safe-space for entrepreneurs to share their struggles and accomplishments and is well versed in using remote teaching technologies to facilitate online classes. One of his past participants even complimented, "The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program and guidance from Adam has truly changed my life." Adam has had the pleasure of helping over 100 graduates complete the program and is excited to continue working as Denver Metro SBDC's facilitator. 

Adam Melnick Ice House