Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV)

EBV is a first-of-its-kind initiative that turns veterans into entrepreneurs! The EBV program leverages 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 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. Founded at Syracuse University in 2007, the program has since expanded to additional universities across the U.S., including Texas A&M, UCLA, the University of Connecticut, Louisiana State University, The Florida State University, Saint Joseph’s University and the University of Missouri –with Syracuse University serving as national host of the consortium of schools.

View the 2021 Syracuse University EBV Class

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: 30 day online, instructor-led business fundamentals and research course work
  • Phase II: 9-day residency experience at one of the eight EBV consortium schools
  • Phase III: 12-month ongoing support focused on small business creation and growth


Post 9/11 veterans with Honorable discharge.

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

Saint Joseph’s UniversityPhiladelphia, PAIOnlineFebruary 6 – 24, 2023CLOSED for 2023
IIResidencyMarch 12 - 18, 2023
University of MissouriColumbia, MOIOnlineApril 17 - May 12, 2023CLOSED for 2023
IIResidencyJune 9 - 16, 2023
University of California at Los AngelesLos Angeles, CAIOnlineMay 29 – June 16, 2023
IIResidencyJune 24 – July 1, 2023
Texas A&M University (TAMU)College Station, TXIOnlineJune 1 – 29, 2023CLOSED for 2023
IIResidencyJuly 15 - 22, 2023
Syracuse UniversitySyracuse, NYIOnlineJune 26 - July 14, 2023CLOSED for 2023
IIResidencyJuly 23 - 29, 2023
University of Connecticut Storrs, CTI
July 10 - August 7, 2023CLOSED for 2023
IIResidencyAugust 10 - 20, 2023
Texas A&M University (TAMU)College Station, TXIOnlineNovember 16 – December 15, 2023Admission decision by November 1, 2023
IIResidencyJanuary 6 – 13, 2024
Wright State UniversityFairborn, OHIOnlineJune 26 - July 14
IIResidencyAug. 5-12

EBV Consortium

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EBV Accelerate

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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.