Chief Executive Officer
Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative LLC
Thom Ruhe, Chief Executive Officer of Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative LLC, has over a decade of work experience in entrepreneurial education, economic development, and community building. Levering his own first hand experience, Thom is working with governments, universities, and NGOs around the world to deliver the entrepreneurial mindset education needed to grow vibrant economies.
During his years at the Kauffman Foundation, he directed the Foundation's programs addressing entrepreneurial education, mentoring, access to capital and fostering entrepreneurial ecosystems. Specific programs included: The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, 1Million Cups, Founders School, Investor IQ, Entrepreneurship.ORG, and more. Thom also lead Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation, a school dedicated to advancing community deployed experiential-based entrepreneurial education.