Another Initiative Serving Veterans and Military Families Operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
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The military turns civilians into warriors, the EBV turns warriors into entrepreneurs.


Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities

The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) is a novel, one-of-a-kind initiative designed to leverage the skills, resources and infrastructure of higher education to offer cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans with service-connected disabilities. The aim of the program is to open the door to economic opportunity for our veterans by developing their competencies in the steps and activities associated with creating and sustaining an entrepreneurial venture. The EBV program was founded at Syracuse University in 2007, and has been in continuous operation since that time. Program curriculum is designed to take participants through the steps and stages of venture creation, with a tailored emphasis on the unique challenges and opportunities associated with being a veteran business owner. Importantly, the entire EBV training program is offered without any cost to participating veterans. The EBV is operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF).


Veteran owned businesses represent nearly 10% of all US small businesses.


Post World War II, more than 50% of veterans launched business ventures.


People with disabilities are nearly twice as likely to be self-employed as the general population – 14.7% compared to 8%

Find out more about the EBV

Program and Schedule

EBV operates on a rolling admissions process and generally, there is an EBV occurring at one of our Consortium Universities from March – November each year. Take a look at the upcoming programs and the general schedule for the EBV program.

Find out more about EBV and upcoming programs


Student Testimonials

Check out what our graduates of the EBV program have to say about their EBV experiences.

Hear what EBV graduates have to say


Apply to the EBV

Are you ready to make your entrepreneurial dreams a reality? Then apply for EBV now! The EBV program operates on a rolling admissions process, so we are always accepting applications and will process them in the order they are received. Click the ‘Apply Now’ button below to begin the application process now.

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As you prepare to make one of the biggest decisions of your life, you deserve all the answers. If you are considering the EBV, chances are you might have some concerns and questions. Check out frequently asked questions abut the EBV program.

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