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EBV Accelerate | IVMF | EBV National

About EBV Accelerate

Ready to take your business to the next level? EBV Accelerate is a boot camp-style program focused on growth and tackles head-on topics such as the financial, management, marketing and strategic planning challenges established businesses face.

EBV Accelerate is a 3-phase program that gives veterans with a successful business the tools and coaching to propel their business to the next phase: sustainable growth. Topics will include acquiring growth funding, rebranding for expansion, determining a sustainable growth rate, establishing partnerships, managing cash flow, and much more.

EBV Accelerate will be offered in three phases:

PHASE 1 – two weeks of structure and focused business analysis

PHASE 2 – is a three-day residency during which participants will create a personalized action plan for their business.

  • Tuesday-Thursday; Monday & Friday as Travel Days
  • Travel to the location is at the candidate’s cost.
  • Lodging and meals are provided for the participant during the three days of Phase 2.
  • All program learning materials will be provided at no cost to the participant.

PHASE 3 – involves resources to support the growth of your business.


  • Open to all veteran business owners – 50% or more ownership maintained by veteran
  • In business for 3 or more years
  • Must employ 5 or more full time employees
  • Veteran business owner must have served active duty with honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions
  • Graduates of other IVMF programs are eligible

Program Schedule

  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL): June 4-8, 2018 (Monday & Friday Travel Days)
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA): March 12-14, 2019 (Monday & Friday Travel Days)