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Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Accelerate

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2020 Program Update

Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University have canceled the 2020 EBV Accelerate and EBV-Families programs. This decision was made out of concern for the health and safety of participants, speakers, staff members and volunteers. Dates for the 2021 EBV programs will be available soon. Dates and structure of the programs are subject to change as we continue to monitor the current COVID-19 guidelines from public health officials.

The Jim Moran Institute will begin implementing our in-person Reopening Plan on August 1, 2020. We will follow the guidance of college, university, local, state, and federal officials in each of our satellite locations to maintain the health and safety of our clients, staff, volunteers and guests. The fluidity of the situation is likely to require continuing flexibility. All program schedules and formats are subject to change and will be revised as needed. For questions or details regarding Florida State University’s Coronavirus response, click here.


Ready to take your business to the next level? EBV Accelerate is a boot camp-style program focused on growth and tackles head-on topics such as the financial, management, marketing and strategic planning challenges established businesses face.

EBV Accelerate is a 3-phase program that gives veterans with a successful business the tools and coaching to propel their business to the next phase: sustainable growth. Topics will include acquiring growth funding, rebranding for expansion, determining a sustainable growth rate, establishing partnerships, managing cash flow, and much more.

David Raad

Participant Spotlight - Meet David Raad

David Raad is the owner of Six & Twenty Distillery, a producer of premium, locally sourced whisky, bourbon, vodka and gin located in Powdersville, South Carolina. David is a graduate of the inaugural EBV Acccelerate program at Florida State University and credits many of his company's accomplishments to his participation in the program. Learn more about David and his company by clicking HERE.

Application & Schedule

Applications for the EBV Accelerate program are accepted year round on a rolling basis. In order to be considered for the EBV Accelerate program taking place October 26-31 at Florida State University, please complete your application by clicking on the button below.




Date: Activity:
September 7, 2021 Applications Close
September 8 - 15, 2021 Application Review
September 15 - 21, 2021 Interviews
September 22, 2021 Notification of Acceptance
October 4 - October 22, 2021 Online Learning
October 31, 2021 Travel Day
November 1, 2021 Residency
November 2, 2021 Residency
November 3, 2021 Residency
November 4, 2021 Residency
November 5, 2021 Residency
  • October 4 - October 22, 2021
    Online Learning
  • October 31, 2021
    Travel Day
  • November 1, 2021
  • November 2, 2021
  • November 3, 2021
  • November 4, 2021
  • November 5, 2021

PHASE 1 – two weeks of online instruction focused on business analysis

PHASE 2 – is a three-day residency during which participants will create a personalized action plan for their business.

  • Tuesday-Thursday; Monday & Friday as Travel Days
  • Travel to the location is at the candidate’s cost.
  • Lodging and meals are provided for the participant during the three days of Phase 2.
  • All program learning materials will be provided at no cost to the participant.

PHASE 3 – involves resources to support the growth of your business. 


  • Open to all veteran business owners – 50% or more ownership maintained by veteran
  • In business for 3 or more years
  • Must employ 5 or more full time employees
  • Veteran business owner must have served active duty with honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions
  • Graduates of other IVMF programs are eligible

Costs and Logistics

As a result of the generous support of the EBV Universities and the private giving by individuals and corporations, lodging and meals for applicants accepted to the EBV Accelerate Program, are covered. Participants will have to pay for their own travel costs.

Give To EBV Accelerate

If you would like to make a donation to our EBV Accelerate program, please click on the button below:


For more information about EBV Accelerate, contact:
Nicolette Hoffman, 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
Phone: 850-645-5345

*Applications for the EBV program are collected by Syracuse University. You are not guaranteed a spot in the EBV program at FSU, and may be accepted at another of the consortium universities.

“The EBV Accelerate Program is an opportunity for service veterans to take important steps to their own economic freedom.”

– Anisa Palmer
I Will Survive, Inc.

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