The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program is designed specifically to provide the tools, education and mentorship necessary to allow post-9/11 disabled veterans to start 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 (February 2017)

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

  • The purpose is to provide the necessary grounding in business fundamentals and to formalize a business plan.  This phase is four weeks.

Phase II (March 25 - April 2, 2017)

This nine-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 (Starts after Phase II)

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


Our next scheduled Cohort is planned for April 2017.  Applications are made through the Syracuse University website:


Applications are due by December 16, 2016.  Veterans accepted into the program will be able to begin Phase I in early February 2017,