Office of Veterans Business Development | Resources

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post 9/11 veterans with disabilities resulting from their service to our country.  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 and people with disabilities in a way that furthers your entrepreneurial dreams.

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 1: A 30-day, online, self-study curriculum 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 2: A nine-day residency at one of the eight EBV Universities, where participants 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 3: Provides ongoing technical assistance from faculty experts at the EBV Universities and EBV partners.

 

For more information, visit whitman.syr.edu/ebv/