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Gary Schoeniger

Founder of Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative
Gary Schoeniger is the father of a US Marine Veteran as well as  an author and ELI Founder Gary Schoeniger has emerged as an internationally recognized thought
leader in the field of entrepreneurial mindset education.

His message has influenced a broad audience from higher education and economic development
organizations to government, corporate and non-profit clients worldwide. Clients include the
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute, the National Association
of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), Global Entrepreneurship Congress,
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Banco Popular, Southern Bancorp, the Eurasia Foundation, the
government of Buenos Aires, SEBRAE, the Colombian Ministry of Education, and the US State

Schoeniger led the development of the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, which has been
recognized by the Kauffman Foundation as “redefining entrepreneurship education in classrooms
and communities around the world”. The Ice House Program has been featured at the United
Nations General Assembly as well as National Public Radio, Inc Magazine, CNN Money and the
Huffington Post.

With his focus on the entrepreneurial mindset, Schoeniger has presented numerous keynotes,
workshops and training programs throughout the US and abroad. Recent engagements include
the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Rio de Janeiro and Moscow, as well as speaking and
training programs in Athens, London, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Sofia, Santiago,
Aberdeen, Nicosia, Zagreb, Tbilisi, and Baku.

Schoeniger, along with Pulitzer nominee Clifton Taulbert, is also the co-author of Who Owns
The Ice House: Eight Life Lessons From An Unlikely Entrepreneur, an international bestseller
described as “required reading for humanity”.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, February 6

1:00pm EST