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2014 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities Kicks off at Florida State University

June 3, 2014
Source: Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF)

The 7th annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) will be held at Florida State University (FSU) beginning June 3rd and running through June 11th. The EBV program provides the cutting-edge training in entrepreneurship and small-business management needed to make the dream of owning a business a reality. EBV continues to be largely privately funded, and offered at no cost to post-9/11 veterans with service-connected disabilities.

For its 2014 EBV class, FSU will be hosting 25 participants at its campus in Tallahassee, Florida. These veterans will be traveling to FSU from across the state of Florida and throughout the nation. Their business ideas range from real estate development to a CrossFit gym.

"We are thrilled to welcome the newest class of EBV students at Florida State University. The EBV program provides invaluable training on the ins and outs of creating an economic path forward for veterans after their military service. Our world-class team of speakers, instructors and entrepreneurs cannot wait to start working with this most deserving population of future business owners," says the EBV national program manager, Jared Lyon.

The EBV was first introduced by the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in 2007. In 2008, the EBV Consortium of Schools was formed by the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, UCLAs Anderson School of Management, Florida State Universitys College of Business, and the Mays School of Business at Texas A&M University. Purdue University and the University of Connecticut joined the consortium in 2009 and 2010 respectively. In 2011, the EBV Consortium admitted the E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University as the seventh EBV University, and Cornell University was accepted into the consortium in 2012.

Today, each of these world-class business schools offers the EBV program on their campuses, with Syracuse University serving as the national host for the program. The EBV Consortium represents the first major partnership of Americas schools and colleges of business since the end of World War II, formed with the express purpose of serving military veterans.

For more information on the EBV program contact Jared Lyon, national program manager, at 315-443-6007 or or visit

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