What is the EBV?
Created at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management in 2007, EBV teaches participants principles of entrepreneurship and small-business management. All expenses are paid.
The program is conducted in three phases: a self-study session in which veterans complete courses through online discussions moderated by university faculty; an intensive, seven-day on-campus residency session where veterans learn to develop their own business concepts and understand the basic elements of small-business management; and a 12-month mentorship with faculty experts at the participating universities.
The bootcamp integrates faculty, entrepreneurs, disability experts and business professionals. Veterans receive instruction in feasibility and market analysis, supply chain management, and financing new ventures.
Which Schools Participate in the EBV?
Purdue University's Krannert School of Management is one of eight schools at universities around the country that teach the bootcamp, which is aimed at helping post-9/11 disabled veterans start their own businesses.
In addition to Krannert and Syracuse, others in the consortium are the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management; the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University; the Florida State University College of Business; the University of Connecticut School of Business; E.J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University; and Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.
When is the program?
This year's on-campus session will be held Oct. 26 through Nov. 3. The Purdue session will begin in Indianapolis before moving to West Lafayette.
Are there still spaces available?
Spaces are still available and interested applicants should apply online. Click here to apply.
Media Inquiries and additional information
Go to http://www.whitman.syr.edu/ebv for more information or to apply. People wanting more information also can call Melissa Evens, Krannert associate director of special events and EBV, at 765-494-4392, email@example.com.