The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans’ Families (EBV-F) is an education and self-employment training program founded in 2010 and expanded to Florida State University in 2012. The EBV-F program is designed to take advantage of the skills, resources and infrastructure of higher education to offer cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management. The program leverages the flexibility inherent in small business ownership to provide a vocational path forward for military family members. EBV-F integrates training in entrepreneurship with caregiver and family issues, positioning participants to launch and grow a small business in a way that is complementary or enhancing to other family responsibilities.
EBV-F is a selective, rigorous and intense educational initiative that has been created to make a difference. Successful candidates for admission will demonstrate a strong interest in entrepreneurship, high motivation for owning and managing a business, and a high likelihood of successful completion of this intense training program.
Application & Schedule
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and processed and vetted by the Institute of Veteran and Military Families at Syracuse University. The 2023 EBV-F program is tentatively scheduled for April 24-28, 2023. Click the button below to apply for our upcoming EBV-F program.
- February 2, 2022
- February 4, 2022
- February 9, 2022
Notification of Acceptance
- February 14 - March 4, 2022
- April 4, 2022
- April 5, 2022
- April 6, 2022
- April 7, 2022
- April 8, 2022
Action Plan Presentations / Lunch / Travel Day
- Any stage of business growth, but must have at least registered a business
- 100 percent of costs covered, including travel
- Host at FSU only
- For adult family members 21 and up of veterans who own or are starting a business
- Military family member (1st degree spouse, adult child (21 and up), sibling)
- Rolling application process
Costs and Logistics
This program is entirely free to the accepted applicants. As a result of the generous support of the EBV-F Universities and the private giving of individuals and corporations, all costs, including travel, lodging and meals for delegates accepted to the EBV-F, are covered.
Give To EBV Families
If you would like to make a donation to our EBV Families program, please click on the button below:
For more information about EBV Families, 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
“The Jim Moran Institute has been a great tool for improving and developing strategies for my business. Being connected to leaders and experts willing to share their experience has helped me grow as a business owner."
— Sam Wahby
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