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The Krannert School of Management at Purdue University respectfully invites you and your guests to celebrate with honored participants in the 2017 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) as they work toward their dream of business ownership.

As part of Military Appreciation Week at Purdue;

Opening Celebration of the 2017 EBV Program

Saturday, October 28, 2017
North Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union, 101 N Grant St, West Lafayette, IN 47906

More information to follow

Commercialization Plan Presentations

Friday, November 3, 2017
Rawls Hall and Krannert Center
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

2017 EBV Commencement Ceremony

Friday, November 3, 2017


Color Guard and support provided by Purdue University ROTC
Questions please contact us or 765-494-4392

Purdue University EBV Alumni News

Our very own '15 EBV Grad Debbie Simpson has made it to the semi- finals of the VetSmallBiz Growth Challenge.

Michael Barbera ’15 EBV Grad to open up co-working studio in Fayettville North Carolina February 2017

Nearly Naked Ruck March to take place February 2017 sponsored by Mike Waldron’s  (’13 EBV Grad) Non- profit organization; 23rd Veteran

A GoFundMe Page has been setup by Jim Miracle (’13 EBV Grad) to assist with his hope to raise money for homeless veterans in Ohio.

Kirk Kudrna ('13 EBV Grad), U.S. Army veteran, won first place at the 2016 Institute for Veterans and Military Families Virtual Pitch Competition for his mobile messaging app. Read more about it:,-purdue-entrepreneurial-boot-camp-graduate-wins-national-pitch-competition.html

'12 Grad Ryan Ottosen and his wife, Traci Ottosen  (Syracuse EBV Grad) were highlighted by EBV National. Their real estate brokerage, Ottosen & Co, was awarded the Arthur H. and Mary E. Wilson Top Venture Impacting Veterans Award at the EBV National Conference in 2016.

Chris Jackson ('15 EBV Grad) was featured on Purdue's own WBAA News Radio channel where he talked about the transition to civilian life and the challenges of finding the same sense of purpose after leaving the military.

Mark Browning (’16 EBV Grad) has created a GoFundMe page to support his non-profit start up: Veterans Legacies, Inc.  This organization is dedicated to the preservation of veterans’ photographs, film, and written documents and they are starting with veterans from the state of Oregon.  Click here to support: