The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans.
The EBV is designed to open the door to business ownership for veterans by 1) developing skills in the many steps and activities associated with launching and growing a small business, and by 2) helping leverage programs and services for veterans in a way that furthers their entrepreneurial dreams. The program is specifically for the veterans and includes specific training on government contracting issues related to vets, training on how to maximize benefits, and other special veterans’ programs to help launch and grow the business.
Founded in 2007 by the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, the EBV has expanded to a consortium of ten world-class universities across the nation: Cornell University, the University of Connecticut, Florida State University, Louisiana State University, University of Missouri, Purdue University, Saint Joseph’s University, Syracuse University, Texas A&M, and UCLA.
EBV is delivered through a three-phased approach, providing premier training and support:
PHASE 1- is a 30-day instructor led, online course focused on basic skills of entrepreneurship and the language of business.
PHASE 2 - is a nine-day residency at an EBV university where students are exposed to over 30 accomplished entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship educators from across the U.S. The residency includes more than 80 hours of instruction in the “nuts and bolts” of business ownership. The residency is intense and designed to both educate and motivate.
PHASE 3 - involves 12 months of support and mentorship delivered through the EBV Post Program Support, a robust, comprehensive network of mentors, resources and national partnerships.
EBV has produced more than 1,300 graduates, with 68 percent having launched a new business venture after completing the EBV program.
Source: The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans
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