The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) program is designed specifically to provide the tools, education and mentorship necessary for post-9/11 veterans to start or grow their own businesses.  We offer the latest training in business and entrepreneurship, utilizing the breadth of experience available through the renowned Haub School of Business, industry practitioners, and our affiliation with Syracuse University and their Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF).

What will you learn?

Our program, designed in three phases, works to develop the necessary skills associated with launching or growing a new business venture.

Phase I 

Veterans participate in a self-study curriculum with instructor-led feedback.

  • The purpose is to provide the necessary grounding in business fundamentals and to gather information for a business plan.  This phase is three weeks.

Phase II 

This seven-day residency exposes veterans to a broad training curriculum.

  • Includes classroom discussions, guest lectures from successful entrepreneurs, and opportunities for experiential learning.
  • One-on-one work with trained mentors enables veterans to further develop and refine their business plan.
  • A Venture Pitch competition is used to assess all business plan submissions

Phase III 

Veterans receive ongoing mentorship and a suite of support services for 12 months after completing the on-campus Phase II residency.


The 2024 program is in progress.

Our next Cohort will be in winter 2025.  Applications are accepted at any time, and can be made through the Syracuse University website:  Applicants can be considered for EBV at any of the seven campuses which offer the program throughout the year.  Due to strong demand and capacity limits, the selection process will be competitive.

THIS PROGRAM IS PROVIDED AT MINIMAL CHARGE TO ACCEPTED VETERANS.  Air travel & mileage, lodging, meals and instructional costs are paid by the program. Participants are only responsible for incidental travel costs.