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.
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.
EBV ACCELERATE PROGRAM Schedule
|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
- October 31, 2021
- 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:
Melissa Roberts, Managing Director
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
*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.