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Applications for the 2017 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program are currently being accepted. Typically, students are assigned to an EBV campus closest to their home once admitted to the program.

Eligibility

EBV applications will be accepted from veterans with a ‘service-connected disability’ as designated by the Veterans Administration, and who have served on active duty after September 2001.

Cost of the program

This program is entirely free to the veteran. As a result of the generous support of the EBV universities and the private giving of individuals and corporations, we are able to cover all costs (including travel, lodging and meals) for delegates accepted to the EBV.

Application procedures

The EBV program represents a unique opportunity for men and women who have sacrificed for America’s freedom to take an important step toward realizing their own freedom – economic freedom – through entrepreneurship. EBV is a selective, rigorous, and intense educational initiative that has been created to make a difference. Accordingly, the application process itself is rigorous and selective.

Successful candidates for admission will demonstrate a strong interest in entrepreneurship, high motivation for owning or managing a business and a high likelihood of successful completion of this intense training program. Click here to apply online. (You will be redirected to the Syracuse University website.)

Program schedule

Specific dates for the EBV will vary by university. You will be assigned to an EBV campus following your admission to the program. That assignment will be determined, in large part, based on your proximity to an EBV campus. EBV is delivered through a three-phased approach, providing premier training and support:

PHASE 1—is a 30-day instructor led, online course focused on basic skills of entrepreneurship and the language of business.

PHASE 2—is a nine-day residency at an EBV university where students are exposed to over 30 accomplished entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship educators from across the U.S. The residency includes more than 80 hours of instruction in the “nuts and bolts” of business ownership. The residency is intense, and designed to both educate and motivate.

PHASE 3—involves 12 months of support and mentorship delivered through the EBV Technical Assistance Program (EBV-TAP), a robust, comprehensive network of mentors, resources and national partnerships.

Estimated program dates for the upcoming EBV sessions are as follows:

  • TEXAS A&M: July 15 – 22, 2017
  • LSU: March 10 – 18, 2017
  • SU: July 22 – 29, 2017
  • FSU: June 6 – 13, 2017
  • UCLA: July 8 – 16, 2017
  • Cornell (Hospitality/Food & Beverage Focus): TBD
  • UConn: August 10 – 20, 2017
  • Purdue: October 27 – November 4, 2017
  • Saint Joseph’s University: March 25 – April 2, 2017
  • Missouri: June 11 – 19, 2017

Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis, which means applications for the program are always open. Apply now for the program!