Today the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program reflects back to 2007 – when the veteran entrepreneurship journey began.
“Entrepreneurship – this program – is about you taking back your life. Entrepreneurship is about having sole custody of your future … let people help you when it’s appropriate, but in the end, this is about you.” — Dr. Mike Haynie, Syracuse University Vice Chancellor and IVMF Executive Director, said in his comments to the inaugural 2007 EBV-Syracuse University class.
And last night on July 16, 2016, 10 years later, EBV celebrated 10 years and 10 universities at the Whitman School of Management at SU. This program is allowing veterans to live out their dreams to become small business owners, and giving the IVMF and its partners the opportunity to “turn veterans into entrepreneurs.”
To view all photos from the EBV-SU opening ceremony, click here.
Watch this 10-year anniversary video on EBV’s 10 impactful years:
“Often the best, most entrepreneurial ideas are the simplest. Looking back at 10 years of the EBV, it’s clear to me that the program has endured because countless supporters and friends were able to come together around a simple idea – that is, who better to live the American Dream of business ownership, than those who defended the ideals of America while wearing the nation’s uniform. To all those who have made 10 years of EBV possible – and who will continue to support the cause of veteran business ownership in the future – please accept my deepest and most heartfelt THANK YOU.” – Dr. Mike Haynie, 2016
Here is a tribute to Dr. Mike Haynie for all the work he has done to make EBV possible: