May 27, 2020  
 
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Veteran Entrepreneur Bootcamps

When you were in the armed forces, bootcamp was tough. But as a veteran entrepreneur, learning the ropes isn't any easier. We take a look at what you can expect from an Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans.

Veteran entrepreneur bootcamps provide unique opportunities for veterans who are aspiring business owners.
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In the same way that military bootcamp prepared these veterans to serve on battlefields throughout the world, veteran entrepreneur bootcamp prepares them for the battlefield of today's competitive business environment.

Veteran bootcamps are made possible by a partnership between the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) and a network of six highly-respected business schools from across the nation. The EBV experience is selective, rigorous, and intense. To qualify, veterans must have separated from active duty service after 2001, suffered a service-connected disability, and demonstrate a strong interest in entrepreneurial pursuits & small business ownership.

For those who qualify, veteran entrepreneur bootcamp is 100% free. Costs are covered by EBV and by the universities themselves.

Veteran entrepreneur bootcamps have been designed to achieve a two-fold purpose: (1) To educate and equip veterans with the skills they need to become successful small business owners, and (2) to give them the tools they need to access programs that benefit veterans and/or people with disabilities.

Program Structure

Veteran entrepreneur bootcamps are structured to give participants practical business training as well as a support structure they can tap into throughout the critical early years of small business ownership.

  • SELF-DIRECTED STUDY. The first part of bootcamp is a self-study curriculum with online discussion and engagement that is moderated by university faculty and/or graduate students. Participants are encouraged to develop their business model and consider concepts that will be instrumental for their companies.
  • RESIDENCY. During the second part of the programs, veterans complete a nine-day residency at EBV universities. Sessions are feature comprehensive, yet practical small business topics taught by top-ranked business faculty.
  • SUPPORT. The program continues after the residency experience is over withh twelve months of follow-up mentoring and support from a university faculty member(s).

EBV graduates go on to achieve success in a broad range of fields and industries. From public relations to data mining to general contracting, you'll find EBV entrepreneurs leading highly effective small businesses.

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