What is the EBV?
The 'Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities' (EBV) offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 soldiers, sailors, aviators, and marines with disabilities resulting from their service to our country. The EBV is designed to to open the door to entrepreneurial opportunity and small business ownership by 1) developing your competence in the many steps and activities associated with creating and sustaining an entrepreneurial venture, and 2) helping you coordinate your efforts with programs and services for veterans and others with disabilities.
The EBV is designed around two central elements: 1) focused, practical training in the tools and skills of new venture creation and growth, reflecting issues unique to disability and public benefits programs; and 2) the establishment of a support structure for graduates of the program. The practical elements of the program will involve three phases.
The EBV program was founded by the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in 2007, and was quickly adopted by other major business schools around the country. Purdue’s Krannert School of Management offered its first EBV in 2009. The logic behind the program was to leverage the academic expertise within business schools to serve those men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country. From the beginning, the program was conceived as a social venture, where we would provide world-class training in entrepreneurship and small business management to veterans with disabilities, without any cost whatsoever to the veteran. Our firm belief was that our veterans had already earned the price of admission, as a consequence of their military service.
Krannert EBV Staff
Academic Director: Dr. Elaine Mosakowski, Professor of Management
Administrative Director: Melissa Evens, Administrative Director of Military and Veterans Affairs
Entrepreneur in Residence: Dr. Hank Feeser, Limited Term Lecturer
EBV Support Associates:
- Brenda Allie
- Christy Butcher
- Theresa Klassen
- Karin Disher
EBV Student Associates:
- Li Yonghua - Grad Student
- Zenita Subba - Grad Student
- Shu-Yu Hsueh - Grad Student