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Program & Schedule

EBV Program

This program offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans and their family members who are in early growth mode for their new business.

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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 Program Schedule

Now accepting applications for all 2020 programs. We encourage you to submit a completed application by November 1, 2019.

The following programs are CLOSED for new applications in 2019;  we continue to accept applications for 2020 programs for these locations.

  • University of California at Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA):
    ———- Phase I – TBA (May-June 2019 – 3 weeks)
    ———- Phase II – June 22-29, 2019
  • Texas A&M University (TAMU) (College Station, TX):
    ———- Phase I – June 17 – July 12, 2019 (Online Orientation Included – one day).
    ———- Phase II – July 20 – 27, 2019
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) – ACCELERATE
    ———- Phase I (TBD)
    ———- Phase II – November 4th, 8th, 2019 (Monday & Friday Travel Days)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) (Food & Beverage Service Focus):
    ———-Phase I: April 6 – 26, 2019
    ———-Phase II: May 31 – June 8, 2019
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA) – ACCELERATE
    ———- Closed for 2019
  • Saint Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA)
    ———- Closed for 2019
  • University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
    ———- Closed for 2019
  • Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY):
    ———- Phase I – June 24th – July 12th, 2019
    ———- Phase II – July 20-27, 2019
  • University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT):
    ———- Phase I – July 8th – August 5th, 2019
    ———- Phase II – August 8th – 18th, 2019

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.

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EBV Accelerate will be offered in three phases:

PHASE 1—two weeks of online instruction focused on business analysis

PHASE 2—is a three-day residency at an EBV university where students will create a personalized action plan for their business.

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


Accelerate Program Schedule

  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA):
    ———- Closed for 2019
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) – ACCELERATE
    ———- Phase I (TBD)
    ———- Phase II – November 4th – 8th, 2019 (Monday & Friday Travel Days)