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Want To Start A Small Business?

Are you recently separated or preparing to leave the military?  Do you have a service-connected disability, or are you pursuing a disability claim?  Are you interested in starting your own business?  If you answer yes to all of these questions, then I have a program that might be just right for you.

Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans is a one-of-a-kind initiative that provides disabled post-9/11 veterans with amazing, high quality training in entrepreneurship and small business management.

Who Is Eligible?

  • Post 9/11 Veterans, or those preparing to leave the military,
  • With a service-connected disability, or pursuing a disability claim,
  • Passion for small business.

What’s Included

The program includes a 30 days of intensive online classwork, a 9 day course in residency in a University setting, and 1 year of ongoing support from the EBV team.

Topics covered include accounting, economics, financing, legal issues, marketing, business plans, human resources, idea recognition, operations, and profit models.

How Much Does It Cost?

The entire program, including books, transportation and meals, is free.  You do not have to use any GI Bill or Vocational Rehab training benefits.

When Is It Offered?

The 2016 calendar includes the following classes:
Louisiana State University (LSU) February 26–March 5, 2016
Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) April 9–17, 2016
University of Missouri (Mizzou) June 4-11, 2016
Florida State University (FSU) June 7-14, 2016
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) July 9-17, 2016
Texas A&M University (TAMU) July 16-23, 2016
Syracuse University (SU) July 16-23, 2016
Cornell University 2016 TBD
University of Connecticut (UCONN) October 6-16, 2016
Purdue University October 28–November 5, 2016
EBV National Training & Alumni Conference February 5–7, 2016

How To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis at .  Classes do fill up, so apply as soon as you are able to commit to a date.

EBV is a program of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.  You can learn more about all the IVMF programs at

I was blessed to attend the family version of EBV in 2014, and it was the most amazing experience.  I learned a ton, I made great friendships, and developed wonderful business skills.  If you have any questions, let me know.  I'd be glad to tell you more details!



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