Class will teach how to evaluate and follow through with opportunities.

To assist individuals interested in entrepreneurship increase their odds of success, the Delmarva Black Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Dover Partnership and the Restoring Central Dover initiative have joined forces to offer a cutting-edge entrepreneur development program.

The Icehouse Entrepreneur Development Program is a resource from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which is the premiere entrepreneurial foundation in the nation.

The seven week course is $200, which can be paid in weekly installments. Classes meets on consecutive Saturdays beginning May 13 at Whatcoat U.M. Church in Dover.

The Icehouse program is designed to expose a diverse and broad range of participants (i.e. young adults, workforce development, single mothers, ex-offenders, retirees, etc.) who possess little or no entrepreneurial experience, to important aspects of entrepreneurial thinking, while immersing them in real world entrepreneurial circumstances.

Experiential problem-based pedagogy encourages participants to evaluate opportunities in ambiguous and complex resource constrained circumstances; it cultivates creativity and critical thinking, communication, collaboration, etc.

Participants will:

Develop critical thinking skills to identify and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities; understand managing risks and learn from the results; understand the process that enables entrepreneurs with limited resources to transform a simple idea into a sustainable success; understand and apply fundamental aspects of entrepreneurial thinking across disciplines and as a means of personal empowerment; establish goals, identify resources and determine the steps required to accomplish those goals; and identify and interact with local entrepreneurs to create a support and resource network.

For more information, contact Clay Hammond at, or call (302) 450-4501.