EBV Accelerate: Day 3 Highlights

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The inaugural EBV Accelerate class in the timeline stairwell of the Jim Moran Building.

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship’s inaugural EBV Accelerate program concluded yesterday evening.

Participants spent the final day of the program presenting action plans they developed throughout the week. The class did not present to a panel of judges or industry experts, but instead presented to their peers and Jim Moran Institute staff members who provided feedback. The EBV Accelerate program was designed to put business owners in a strategic mindset where they could think objectively about what goals they want to set for their business and how to accomplish them. This is something many business owners never have a chance to do when dealing with to day-to-day operations.

While wrapping up the afternoon class sessions, participants were kind enough to present the Jim Moran Institute staff with a plaque commemorating their experience. It reads:

“Many thanks to the JMI Donors, Staff and the IVMF for your continued support of Veteran Entrepreneurs. We applaud your commitment to Veteran business development and appreciate the dedicated support provided during the inaugural EBV Accelerate Program at Florida State University. The rest, follow the first.”

To wrap up the program, the class attended a reception and dinner at local restaurant sponsor Andrews Downtown. Class members were again joined by industry experts, as well as staff from the Jim Moran Institute and Institute for Veterans and Military Families.

For questions about EBV Accelerate please contact Lindsey Peppers, EBV program coordinator, at lpeppers@jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu or at 850-644-7896.


About the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Accelerate (EBV Accelerate)
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) Accelerate is a first-of-its-kind initiative that equips veteran business owners with the tools and coaching needed to sustain growth. Delivered Florida State University and Louisiana State University in partnership the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, EBV Accelerate is among IVMF’s Arsenal of programs designed to meet veterans where they are on their entrepreneurial journey. The program leverages the skills, resources and infrastructure of higher education to offer cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans and transitioning service members. Assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), corporate partners and donors allows participants to attend the program at no cost. For more information, visit ebv.vets.syr.edu and follow the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship
The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship cultivates, trains and inspires entrepreneurial leaders through world-class executive education, applied training, public recognition and leading-edge research.

Jim Moran was an automotive pioneer and an entrepreneur at heart, who at the age of seven, sold soda pop at sandlot baseball diamonds in Chicago. With a career that spanned more than six decades, he built an amazing chronicle of achievements in the automobile industry.

His vision for Jim Moran Institute was to provide opportunities that would help others become more successful business owners. A 1995 contribution from Jim and Jan Moran and JM Family Enterprises established the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at the Florida State University College of Business. Since 2011, further enhancements to the Jim Moran Institute and its outreach have been made possible by Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation.

For more information, visit www.JimMoranInstitute.org