What is the EBV?
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans. The EBV is designed to open the door to business ownership for our veterans by 1) developing your skills in the many steps and activities associated with launching and growing a small business, and by 2) helping you leverage programs and services for veterans in a way that furthers your entrepreneurial dreams.
The EBV program is offered by a network of eight world-class institutions:
- Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
- Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles
- College of Business, The Florida State University
- Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
- School of Business, University of Connecticut
- E. J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University
- Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business, University of Missouri
- School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University *
* Hospitality/Food & Beverage Focus
The Structure of the EBV
The EBV is designed around two central elements: a) focused, practical training in the tools and skills of new venture creation and growth, reflecting issues unique to disability and public benefits programs; and b) the establishment of a support structure for graduates of the program. The practical elements of the program will involve three phases:
- Phase I: Delegates participate in a self-study curriculum, facilitated by an online discussion and assessment module, which will be moderated by entrepreneurship faculty and graduate students from one of the partner EBV Universities. During this phase delegates will work on the development of their own business concepts.
- Phase II: During the nine-day residency at one of the eight EBV Universities, delegates are exposed to the “nuts and bolts” of business ownership through experiential workshops and lessons from world-class entrepreneurship faculty representing nationally ranked programs around the country.
- Phase III: Delegates are provided with ongoing technical assistance from faculty experts at the EBV Universities and EBV partners.