Sep 3, 2013

Ice House Entrepreneurship Program Offered in Montana for First Time at FVCC

Flathead Valley Community College’s Entrepreneurship Center will offer a new 10-week course designed to immerse students in the fundamental mindset of successful entrepreneurs.  The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program will be offered Tuesday evenings beginning September 24.

“There are underlying beliefs and behaviors common to successful entrepreneurs,” said FVCC Entrepreneurship Coordinator Jill Seigmund.  “During this program, we will examine these beliefs and behaviors and test them in real-world situations.”

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program will help students identify and pursue viable business opportunities while developing critical thinking and problem solving skills.  The course is a blend of online videos, in-class discussions, interaction with local entrepreneurs and application assignments. Students will develop a personal vision statement designed to help them clarify their objectives and stay focused on their goals.

“As part of the course, students are encouraged to identify and interact with potential customers as well as local entrepreneurs who can provide essential guidance and support,” said Seigmund.  “Community engagement is a critical aspect of this program.”

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program was created by The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, an organization dedicated to providing interactive entrepreneurship programs that deliver real-world impact.  This will be the first time the program is offered in Montana.

“Entrepreneurial skills are critical for everyone in the 21st century, no matter his or her vocation,” said Seigmund.  “Even if you are not thinking about starting a business, this program can help you be more successful at what you are already doing.”

The cost of the course is $249 and includes access to the online videos and all course materials.  Space is limited to 12 students and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

For more information or to register, call 756-3832 or visit