Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities

The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans with disabilities resulting from their service to our country. The EBV is designed to open the door to business ownership for veterans by 1) developing their skills in the many steps and activities associated with launching and growing a small business, and by 2) helping them leverage programs and services for veterans and people with disabilities in a way that furthers their entrepreneurial dreams.

The EBV is offered at a network of six world class institutions: The Whiteman School of Management, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Florida State University’s College of Business, Mays Business School at Texas A&M, The Krannert School of Management at Purdue University and the University of Connecticut School of Business.

From the beginning, the program was conceived as a social venture to provide world class training in entrepreneurship and small business management to veterans with disabilities, without any cost whatsoever to the veteran. The program was founded on the belief that our veterans have already earned the price of admission, as a consequence of their military service.

In the three years since the program was launched at Syracuse University, more than 200 veterans have completed the EBV training and the EBV has become an integral component of the Department of Defense’s efforts to transition military members with disabilities from military to civilian life. In 2009, the Department of the Army named the EBV as a national 'best practice' for programs serving soldiers and their families. "By all accounts the EBV program has developed into a truly world-class initiative that is representative of a novel programmatic approach to addressing a social and economic imperative." Most importantly, the EBV program represents a means to empower America's veterans with disabilities to fight yet again for their own economic freedom in the most American way possible - through entrepreneurship.

To learn more about this world class program visit their EBV website.

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