Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV)

EBV is a first-of-its-kind initiative that turns veterans into entrepreneurs! The EBV program leveragesWounded Warrior Project Logo the skills, resources and infrastructure of higher education to offer cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans.

About EBV

The EBV, founded at Syracuse University in 2007, opens the door to economic opportunity for veterans by developing their competencies in the many steps and activities associated with creating and sustaining an entrepreneurial venture. This exclusive cohort, hosted in partnership with Wounded Warrior Project, will provide opportunities to meet warriors where they are at in the early stages of their entrepreneurship journey.

What You Will Experience

  • World class entrepreneurship training with fellow veterans (or family members)
  • Lifelong mentors and friends established at the course
  • A community of like-minded entrepreneurs, veterans and program graduates


  • Phase I: Four-week online, instructors-leg business fundamentals and research course work
  • Phase II: Five-day residency experience in Colorado Springs, CO
  • Phase III: 12-month ongoing support focused on small business creation and growth


Post 9/11 veterans with Honorable discharge who are WWP alumni.

No Cost

The entire EBV experience, including travel and lodging, is offered without any cost to participating Veterans


Email: IVMFEducation@syr.edu
Phone: (315) 443-6898

Program Schedule

Phase I – June 5-30, 2023 (online)

Phase II – July 11 – 15, in Colorado Springs, CO

EBV Consortium

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EBV Foundation

The EBV Foundation was established in 2009 and works closely with the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans consortium as well as graduates of the EBV program. Learn more about the EBV Foundation.

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Become A Resource Partner

As EBV graduates launch and grow their ventures, our team is at the ready with support service. If you would like become a part of our follow-on support team and have resources to provide, contact us.


Post Program Support

Post Program Support

Providing our graduates with the training, networks, and support to successfully launch and grow a business. Learn more at Alumni Resources.

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