Mizzou hosts third Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans

Mizzou hosts its third annual event, offering entrepreneurship and small business
management training to post 9/11 veterans

WHAT: The Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business at the University of Missouri is hosting its third Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV), a national entrepreneurial and small business education program designed to teach and train post 9/11 veterans with service related disabilities.


  • This year’s bootcamp begins on Friday, June 1 and will conclude on Saturday, June 9, 2018.
  • Members of the media are invited to observe the boot camp, film speakers and conduct interviews between 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6.
  • 205 Cornell Hall, MU Campus

WHY: This year, 18 veterans from across the U.S. and representing the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, will participate in a weeklong series of workshops and presentations to gain cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business. The aim of the program is to open the door to economic opportunity for our veterans and their families by developing their competencies in creating and sustaining an entrepreneurial venture. Mizzou joined the consortium of EBV universities with support from the employees of Veterans United Home Loans through the Veterans United Foundation.

About the EBV and IVMF

The EBV is widely acclaimed as the nation’s premier veteran entrepreneurship training program, recognized as a national best practice by the Department of the Army and one of the 10 best entrepreneurship programs in the United States according to the editors of Inc. Magazine. EBV was featured on CBS News’ 60 Minutes in 2012; watch the feature “Succeeding as Civilians” at http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/succeeding-as-civilians/. With its participation, Mizzou joins a national consortium of world-class schools offering entrepreneurship and small business management training to post 9/11 veterans.

Syracuse University serves as the EBV Consortium’s National Headquarters. On the SU campus, the EBV is administered under the auspices of the IVMF, the first interdisciplinary national institute in higher education focused on the social, economic, education and policy issues impacting veterans and their families post-service. Through its focus on veteran-facing programming, research and policy, employment and employer support, and community engagement, the institute provides in-depth analysis of the challenges facing the veteran community, captures best practices and serves as a forum to facilitate new partnerships and strong relationships between the individuals and organizations committed to making a difference for veterans and military families.

About the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business

The Trulaske College of Business, founded in 1914, is leading the way in business education. Today, Trulaske enrolls nearly 5,000 students at the University of Missouri. The college has four academic units – accountancy, finance, management and marketing. The college offers an undergraduate degree in business administration, a full-time MBA and an execMBA for working professionals, a 150-hour program that confers both undergraduate and master’s degrees in accountancy, PhD programs in accountancy and business administration and a host of online offerings for undergraduate and graduate students. Top scholars conduct research with impact alongside instructors who activate innovative learning environments. The college takes great pride in its graduates. More than 34,000 alumni contribute their expertise to the public and private sectors in every state in the U.S. and in a host of foreign countries. Trulaske alumni make up a strong global network, ready to engage with the institution as thought leaders and mentors.



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