The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans’ Families (EBV-F) is an education and self-employment training program founded in 2010 and expanded to Florida State University in 2012. The EBV-F program is designed to take advantage of the skills, resources and infrastructure of higher education to offer cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management. The program leverages the flexibility inherent in small business ownership to provide a vocational path forward for military family members. EBV-F integrates training in entrepreneurship with caregiver and family issues, positioning participants to launch and grow a small business in a way that is complementary or enhancing to other family responsibilities.
Application & Schedule
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and processed and vetted by the Institute of Veteran and Military Families at Syracuse University. When enough applications have been received, a cohort will be assembled and program dates will be selected.
EBV-F is a selective, rigorous and intense educational initiative that has been created to make a difference. Accordingly, the application process itself is rigorous and selective. Successful candidates for admission will demonstrate a strong interest in entrepreneurship, high motivation for owning and managing a business, and a high likelihood of successful completion of this intense training program.
EBV-Families PROGRAM Schedule
|June 25 - June 29, 2020||Application Review|
|June 29 - July 2, 2020||Interviews|
|July 6, 2020||Notification of Acceptance|
|July 20 - August 14, 2020||Online Learning|
|August 31, 2020||Travel Day|
|September 1, 2020||Residency|
|September 2, 2020||Residency|
|September 3, 2020||Residency|
|September 4, 2020||Travel Day|
- August 5 - August 30, 2019
- September 16, 2019
- September 17, 2019
- September 18, 2019
- September 19, 2019
- September 20, 2019
EBV-F applications will be accepted from first-degree family members of veterans with a service-connected disability, as designated by the Veterans Administration, who served on active duty after September 2001.
Costs and Logistics
This program is entirely free to the accepted applicants. As a result of the generous support of the EBV-F Universities and the private giving of individuals and corporations, all costs, including travel, lodging and meals for delegates accepted to the EBV-F, are covered.
For more information, contact:
Lindsey Boomer, Event Coordinator
Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship
Florida State University College of Business Jim Moran Building
111 South Monroe Street Suite 3000, Tallahassee, FL 32301-1545
“The Jim Moran Institute has been a great tool for improving and developing strategies for my business. Being connected to leaders and experts willing to share their experience has helped me grow as a business owner."
— Sam Wahby
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