Ice House Entrepreneurship Program Graduates Celebrate their Accomplishments
by Jodi Coombs | Dec. 16, 2015
Storrs, Conn.: The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC), along with its local partner, the Bridgeport Public Library, hosted a graduation ceremony for the participants of the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program™ students on Monday, Dec. 14, at the Bridgeport Library, 925 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604.
“What struck me most about the Ice House training as an instructor was the remarkable transformation of the students from the beginning to the end of the class. Each seemed to transition to a greater level of self-awareness where suddenly all things are now possible,” said Anthony Peters, CTSBDC business advisor.
The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is an innovative and interactive program created by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative designed to inspire, inform and involve participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset and the unlimited opportunities it can provide.
During the celebration a class participant stated, “What was most important to me about the Ice House is that it changed my mindset. I am now free to pursue my dreams.”
The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program was brought to the state by CTSBDC in order to assist under-served communities in nurturing and supporting entrepreneurship, which can empower ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things. In today’s world, it is a skill that everyone needs, regardless of his or her chosen path.
CTSBDC Business Advisors Valeria G. Bisceglia and Anthony Peters facilitated the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program. The United Illuminating Company (UI), The Southern Connecticut Gas Company (SCG), Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation (CNG) and The Berkshire Gas Company sponsor the program.
The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program graduated its inaugural class of New Haven students in July 2015.