Student Testimonials

Veterans participating in Syracuse University’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) program are grateful for what they say is a life-changing experience.

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Hear what EBV graduates have to say about the program:

  • "EBV was one of the most professionally run and impactful courses I have ever attended. The EBV program has provided me not only the tools to become an established business owner, but also the vision and ambition. Before being accepted into the EBV family I did not have a clear direction in mind, but the instructors, mentors, and connections I have made during and since attendance have made the difference between flailing about in a sea of attempted entrepreneurship and aggressive pursuit of my business goals. I cannot vouch for this program enough, and would encourage any motivated veteran that wants to start their own business to apply to this program; it is truly world class."
    Marty Skovlund, EBV – Syracuse University, 2013
  • "Not only should you, you have to check EBV, you have to apply for it. If you don't, you're squandering a huge resource that's out there. Starting and running a business is incredibly hard and there are so many things to do and take care of that one wouldn't think of, until you're in the middle of it. I never thought I'd have the opportunity to be a small business owner, but I do now, and I think running a small business is part of the American dream, where you're taking on the world and you have a chance to really succeed on your own."
    Justin Constantine, EBV – Syracuse University, 2009
  • “I thank the EBV program for being so great and helping veterans like myself. I was truly at the brink of considering unthinkable thoughts about myself and my future until this miracle happened with EBV that breathed new life into me and cast a gleaming pathway into my future…Me and my fellow EBV classmates fought for the American dream and yet when we return home, we sometimes feel alienated from it, either by our own will or other personal circumstances. I no longer feel that way because of the EBV program and for that, I thank you!”
    Edward Aguasanta, EBV – Syracuse University, 2013