About the course
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) consortium offers cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines disabled as a result of their service to operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The intent of the EBV is to open the door to small business ownership by developing your competencies in building and sustaining an entrepreneurial venture. EBV also helps you coordinate your efforts with other programs and services for veterans. The EBV was first introduced by the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in 2007. In 2008, the EBV Consortium of Schools was launched, a national partnership with UCLA Anderson School of Management, Florida State University’s College of Business and Mays Business School at Texas A&M. Since 2008, the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, the University of Connecticut School of Business, the E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University and the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University have joined the consortium.
The EBV is designed around two central elements: a) focused, practical training in the tools and skills of new venture creation and growth, with consideration for aspects unique to disability and public benefits programs; and b) establishment of a support structure for graduates of the program. The practical elements of the program involve three phases:
A rigorous 30-day, online self-study curriculum moderated by UCLA entrepreneurship faculty and teaching associates.
A nine-day residency where students are exposed to business ownership through workshops and courses led by world-class faculty, accomplished entrepreneurs and business executives.
EBV-technical assitance program
Twelve months of ongoing support and mentorship from faculty experts and EBV resource providers.
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.