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Product Education Sessions

These sessions will take place on Tuesday, October 9 from 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM.


Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs

How do we engage students and workers to take ownership, become self-directed, and create value by solving problems? Entrepreneurs are some of the most self-directed, effective problem-solvers in our communities today. ELI’s Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs use real world, unlikely entrepreneurs to demonstrate the power of human agency that is derived through learning to think and act like an entrepreneur.

In the 1950s Mississippi Delta, there was one man who saw opportunity where others did not - an unlikely entrepreneur named Cleve Mormon - the man who owned the Ice House. In every community, there are “Ice House Entrepreneurs”— ordinary people who have no particular advantage over others, yet somehow they manage to succeed. What sets them apart? What can we learn from them?

Join ELI to learn about the Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs! Ice House is an experiential, problem-based learning program designed to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset in individuals, organizations, and communities. The program empowers learners by exposing them to entrepreneurial thinking while immersing them in entrepreneurial experiences that will develop creativity and critical thinking, effective problem finding and solving, and teamwork - 21st century workforce skills that will enable them to succeed no matter their chosen path.

Participants in this session will receive a copy of Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur.

Learning Objectives:

     Learn how Ice House impacts individuals, organizations, and communities

     Understand the Ice House philosophy, concepts, and delivery model

     Differentiate between the Ice House Programs and intended audiences for delivery

Rob Herndon, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative

Gary Schoeniger, Founder & CEO, The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative

Room: Texas Ballroom B



Using HP LIFE in your Classroom, CTE Program, SBDC/SBC and more!

HP LIFE e-Learning is a free, self-paced, online program available for students, entrepreneurs, and small business owners to learn the skills needed to establish and/or grow a business. HP LIFE provides 28 interactive course modules covering topics in finance, operations, marketing and communications, numerous recorded presentations and webinar opportunities, a business planning tool and many other teaching and student resources. Available in seven languages, HP LIFE is used by over 600,000 students, entrepreneurs and small business owners across the globe, and in community college classrooms like yours across the US.

Learning Objectives:

  • Watch an overview of HP LIFE eLearning
  • Discuss how to implement HP LIFE in a business classroom, CTE program or SBDC/SBC outreach

Leah Deppert, Manager of Marketing & Communications, NACCE

Room: Texas Ballroom C



 ShopBot Tools, Inc: We Make the Tools for Making the Future

Whether you are prototyping a new design, or putting a product into production, ShopBot’s CNC routers are valuable tools for your Digital Lab/Maker Space/ Manufacturing Facility. With a range of sizes and configurations, ShopBots can mill a circuit board, or manufacture large scale designs such as furniture and theatre sets. Engrave or machine wood, plastics, and non-ferrous metals. Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) and –Machining (CAM) softwares included with each ShopBot make it easy for beginners to get started, or advanced engineers to import their files for complex 3D machining.

Learning Objectives:

  • Experience the power of ShopBot in Education and in Manufacturing
  • Teach skills for existing jobs, or push the envelope to innovate new products with a network for Distributed Manufacturing: design globally, manufacture locally 

Sallye Coyle, Ph.D., Director of Community Outreach, ShopBot Tools, Inc.

Room: Texas Ballroom A



Developing more financially knowledgeable, successful and secure entrepreneurs with Intuit Education and QuickBooks 

82% of entrepreneurs whose businesses fail in the first five years identify poor cash flow management as a key contributor to their failure. Additionally, 41% of small business owners consider themselves to be financially illiterate. Intuit Education is committed to working with educators like you to change that. With the right training and technology we can create the next generation of entrepreneurs that are more financially knowledgeable, successful and secure.

Join Intuit Education to learn how you can incorporate free QuickBooks into your entrepreneurship curriculum or use it power your students’ startups as part of your on-campus incubator. We’ll show you how to get your school and students free QuickBooks, share best practices, and provide you with access to our free resources and curriculum.

Are you already teaching financial management and accounting in an innovative way? Come share your best practices and learn how your can partner with Intuit Education and NACCE to design and deliver a better financial management and accounting experience for your students and community! 

Who Should Attend: Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance Instructors, Leaders of on-campus Incubators, Anyone excited to develop new and innovative courses!

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the importance of financial management for your students’ personal & business success

  • Get immediate access to free QuickBooks, teaching resources, and curriculum

  • Discover how Intuit Education and NACCE are partnering and how your school can be involved! 

David Zasada, Vice President, Education, Intuit, Inc.

David Toper, Marketing Manager, Intuit Education 

Nico Valencia, Strategic Partner Manager, Intuit Education 

Room: Texas Ballroom G



Direct Selling Education Foundation Product Session: Preview of New 2018 Free Teaching Materials for Entrepreneurship Educators 

Since 2012, the DSEF has worked collaboratively with NACCE to bring direct selling entrepreneurship teaching resources to its member colleges. Increasingly, this initiative brings together educators and direct selling company leaders nationally to make affordable, cutting-edge educational resources that support the next generation of ethical entrepreneurs. The DSEF is able to leverage their relationship with the direct selling industry to provide entrepreneurship teaching materials that address topics such as micro-entrepreneurship, self-employment, marketing, business ethics, big data, the gig economy, and direct selling as a go-to-market strategy for small business. At this product session, DSEF will preview the newest video content including case studies about social entrepreneurship and sustainable business, family business, and show you how to become a DSEF education partner and access these and other teaching materials at no cost to your college. In addition to Foundation representatives, DSEF education partners who are actively using these resources in their classrooms and online will be there to share tips and ideas for making the most of these materials as an educator. *If you are unable to attend the product session make sure to stop at the DSEF booth in the exhibit hall to learn more about how to access these valuable materials.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover how to incorporate DSEF resources into your classroom
  • Gain valuable insight into the direct selling channel of distribution
  • Find out how to become a DSEF Education Partner

Nancy Laichas, Chief of Entrepreneurship Initiatives, Direct Selling Education Foundation

Christine Mollenkopf-Pigsley, PhD., Entrepreneurship Consultant/Corporate Trainer, Assistant Professor & Program Director- Applied Organizational Studies, Minnesota State University Mankato and DSEF Fellow

Room: Texas Ballroom H

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