TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2017) — Florida State University and the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship will welcome 25 caregivers of veterans and family members of active duty military to its 2017 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans’ Families (EBV-F) program, scheduled for Feb. 23 – Mar. 3, 2017. The participants will spend a vigorous week in classes, workshops and breakout sessions led by industry professionals on best practices that will help them start a business or take their current business to the next level.
This year’s weeklong bootcamp kicks off with an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Residence Inn on Gaines St. The graduation ceremony begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, at the Governors Club, 202 1/2 South Adams St., Tallahassee, FL 32301.
Now in its fourth year at Florida State University, the EBV-F program is offered at no cost to first-degree family members of a post-9/11 veteran with a service-connected disability and surviving spouses. The program integrates training in small business management with caregiver and family issues, positioning the family member to launch and grow a small business in a way that is complementary or enhancing to other family responsibilities.
The generosity of sponsors such as the Student Veterans Center, Soleil 7 Salon, Mission BBQ and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, among others, allows the EBV-F program to be offered free to participants.
In addition to two Floridians who will take part in this year’s program, participants hail from California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Spain.
Participants recently completed the three-week online portion of the program to prepare for the upcoming group session in Tallahassee, where they will be immersed in the basics of entrepreneurship. Topics include business concept development, profit models and resource acquisition strategies.
The EBV-F was first introduced by the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in 2010, building off of the successful Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program. A national consortium consisting of a network of ten schools offers the EBV program nationwide through programs at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University; Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles; College of Business at Florida State University; Mays Business School at Texas A&M University; Krannert School of Management at Purdue University; School of Business at the University of Connecticut; E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University; School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University; Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University; and the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri.
The EBV consortium represents the first major partnership of America’s schools and colleges of business since the end of World War II, formed with the express purpose of serving military veterans and their families.
About the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans’ Families
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Families (EBV-F) program is an empowering entrepreneurial training initiative that leverages the flexibility of business ownership to provide an economic path forward for military family members. Founded in 2010 at Syracuse University and expanded to Florida State University in 2012, EBV-F is operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University. EBV-F is available to military spouses and family members, or a surviving spouse of a military member who gave his or her life in service to our country. For more information, visit ivmf.syracuse.edu and follow the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans’ Families program on Facebook and Twitter.
About the Jim Moran Institute
The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship cultivates, trains and inspires entrepreneurial leaders through world-class executive education, applied training, public recognition and leading-edge research. Jim Moran started his business career in Chicago selling soda pop at sandlot baseball diamonds at the age of seven, and went on to become one of America’s most successful business owners. A 1995 contribution from Jim and Jan Moran and JM Family Enterprises established the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at the Florida State University College of Business to help others become successful entrepreneurs. Since 2011, further enhancements to the Jim Moran Institute and its outreach have been made possible by Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation.
About the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) is the first interdisciplinary national institute in higher education focused on the social, economic, education, and policy issues impacting veterans and their families. Through its professional staff and experts, the IVMF delivers leading programs in career, vocational, and entrepreneurship education and training, while also conducting actionable research, policy analysis, and program evaluations. The IVMF also supports communities through collective impact efforts that enhance delivery and access to services and care. The IVMF, supported by a distinguished advisory board, along with public and private partners, is committed to advancing the lives of those who have served in America’s armed forces and their families. For more information, visit ivmf.syracuse.edu and follow the IVMF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.