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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.

Application & Schedule

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and processed and vetted by the Institute of Veteran and Military Families at Syracuse University. When enough applications have been received, a cohort will be assembled and program dates will be selected.

EBV-F is a selective, rigorous and intense educational initiative that has been created to make a difference. Accordingly, the application process itself is rigorous and selective. 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.

EBV-Families PROGRAM Schedule

Date: Activity:
July 1, 2021 Applications Close
July 1 - 6, 2021 Application Review
July 7 - 12 , 2021 Interviews
July 13, 2021 Notification of Acceptance
September 20 - November 5, 2021 Online Learning
TBD Travel Day
TBD Residency
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  • September 20 - November 5, 2021
    Online Learning
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    Travel Day
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  • Any stage of business growth, but must have at least registered a business
  • 100 percent of costs covered, including travel
  • Host at FSU only (Online - July/August; Residency - August/September
  • 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.

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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
All American Tree Pro

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