Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV)


The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) program provides cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans with disabilities, and is offered entirely free to qualified veterans accepted into the program.

The EBV program, offered entirely free to qualified and accepted veterans, was developed in 2007 by the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University to open the door to entrepreneurial opportunity and small business ownership to our veterans by developing their competencies in the many steps and activities associated with creating and sustaining an entrepreneurial venture, and by helping them coordinate their efforts with programs and services for veterans and others with disabilities.

BBI is a collaborative EBV partner for creating disability-related curriculum and assisting participants in understanding and leveraging programs at the intersection of disability and entrepreneurship. The EBV was started in 2007 by the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University and expanded in 2008 through a national partnership.

EBV Qualifications & Application Procedures

Applications for the EBV are accepted on a rolling admissions basis, which means the application process is always open. However, while there are no application deadlines, admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Applicants to the EBV must have served on active duty during any period after September 2001, and have a ‘service-connected disability.’ Successful candidates for admission will demonstrate a strong interest in entrepreneurship, high motivation for owning and managing a business, and a high likelihood of successful completion of this intense training program.

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Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities Program