Are you recently separated or preparing to leave the military? Do you have a service-connected disability, or are you pursuing a disability claim? Are you interested in starting your own business? If you answer yes to all of these questions, then I have a program that might be just right for you.
Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans is a one-of-a-kind initiative that provides disabled post-9/11 veterans with amazing, high quality training in entrepreneurship and small business management.
Who Is Eligible?
- Post 9/11 Veterans, or those preparing to leave the military,
- With a service-connected disability, or pursuing a disability claim,
- Passion for small business.
The program includes a 30 days of intensive online classwork, a 9 day course in residency in a University setting, and 1 year of ongoing support from the EBV team.
Topics covered include accounting, economics, financing, legal issues, marketing, business plans, human resources, idea recognition, operations, and profit models.
How Much Does It Cost?
The entire program, including books, transportation and meals, is free. You do not have to use any GI Bill or Vocational Rehab training benefits.
When Is It Offered?
The 2016 calendar includes the following classes:
|Louisiana State University (LSU)||February 26–March 5, 2016|
|Saint Joseph’s University (SJU)||April 9–17, 2016|
|University of Missouri (Mizzou)||June 4-11, 2016|
|Florida State University (FSU)||June 7-14, 2016|
|University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)||July 9-17, 2016|
|Texas A&M University (TAMU)||July 16-23, 2016|
|Syracuse University (SU)||July 16-23, 2016|
|Cornell University||2016 TBD|
|University of Connecticut (UCONN)||October 6-16, 2016|
|Purdue University||October 28–November 5, 2016|
|EBV National Training & Alumni Conference||February 5–7, 2016|
How To Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis at http://ebv.vets.syr.edu/apply-to-the-ebv/ . Classes do fill up, so apply as soon as you are able to commit to a date.
EBV is a program of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. You can learn more about all the IVMF programs at vets.syr.edu.
I was blessed to attend the family version of EBV in 2014, and it was the most amazing experience. I learned a ton, I made great friendships, and developed wonderful business skills. If you have any questions, let me know. I’d be glad to tell you more details!