Author and entrepreneur Gary Schoeniger has emerged as an internationally recognized thought leader in the field of entrepreneurship education.

Combining more than 10 years of research with the practical knowledge and insight gathered from hundreds of on-camera interviews with successful entrepreneurs, Schoeniger offers keen insight and a powerful message that captures the essence of entrepreneurship and the unlimited opportunities it can provide.

With his focus on entrepreneurial thinking, Schoeniger’s message has influenced a broad audience of academic and economic development organizations as well as corporate clients worldwide including the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, the Gazelle College Group, the Colombian Ministry of Education and the US State Department.

Schoeniger is the founder and CEO of The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, (ELI) an organization dedicated to providing interactive entrepreneurship education and training programs for individuals and organizations worldwide. Through a partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, their recently released Ice House Entrepreneurship Program has been widely embraced by educators and economic development organizations throughout the world. Recognized by the Kauffman Foundation as redefining entrepreneurship education, the Ice House Program has been featured on National Public radio, Inc Magazine, CNN Money and the Huffington Post.

Schoeniger is the co-author of Who Owns The Ice House: Eight Life Lessons From An Unlikely Entrepreneur, an international bestseller once described as required reading for humanity. Mr. Schoeniger has three grown children and lives in Cleveland Ohio.

For speaking inquires, contact ELI at speaking@elientrepreneur.com.

Gary is, simply put, the best educator I have worked with to distill the essence of entrepreneurship. His ability to extract the tacit knowledge of others and then present them in such a way that makes them meaningful to others, is second to none! It is this approach that has led us to partner with the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative on multiple projects.

- Thom Ruhe,
VP Entrepreneurship
Kauffman Foundation

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