Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans' Families

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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 2024 EBV-F program is scheduled for June 10-14, 2024 in Jacksonville. Click the button below to apply for our upcoming EBV-F program.



    2024 EBV-F Schedule - JACKSONVILLE, FL

    Date: Activity:
    June 10, 2024 Travel In/Program Opening
    June 11, 2024 Program Day 1
    June 12, 2024 Program Day 2
    June 13, 2024 Program Day 3
    June 14, 2024 Program Closing/Travel Out
    • June 10, 2024
      Travel In/Opening
    • June 11, 2024
      Program Day 1
    • June 12, 2024
      Program Day 2
    • June 13, 2024
      Program Day 3
    • June 14, 2024
      Program Closing/Travel Out


    • For first-degree adult family members (21+) of veterans, who own or have started a business*
    • Must have at least registered a business

         *First-degree family member includes spouse, adult child, or sibling

    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.

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    For more information about EBV Families, contact:
    Melissa Roberts, Director of Veterans Programs
    Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship
    Florida State University, 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
    All American Tree Pro