Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans’ Families

The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans’ Families (EBV-F) program offers small business training and a vocational, economic path forward for military spouses and family members, or a surviving spouse of a military member who gave his or her life in service to our country. EBV-F offers training tailored to military family members with caregiving responsibilities to launch and grow small businesses from home.

About EBV-F

EBV-F is an education and self-employment training program founded in 2010, 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. 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 to other family responsibilities.

What You Will Experience

  • Training focused on family issues, caregiver issues and work-life balance issues related to being a business owner
  • World class small business training with fellow military caregivers
  • Lifelong mentors and friends established at the course


  • Phase I: 3-4 weeks, instructor-led business fundamentals and research course
  • Phase II: 5-day residential training at an EBV university in your area
  • Phase III: Ongoing support focused on small business creation and growth


  • First-degree family member* of a post-9/11 Veteran with a service-connected disability
  • First-degree family member* of active duty military (including Guard and Reserve)
  • Surviving spouse or adult child of a service member who lost their life while serving in the military post-9/11

*Spouse, parent, sibling, adult child

No Cost

The entire EBV-F experience, including travel and lodging, is offered without any cost to participants




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

Program Schedule

Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FLI/IIPhase I: Online
Phase II: Residency
Phase 1: March 20 – April 7, 2023
Phase 2: April 24 - 28, 2023

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Killian Cowart

“It is hard for me to put into words how thankful I am for this opportunity.  I came into this with a pretty basic understanding of entrepreneurship, and left knowing that anyone can become an entrepreneur as long as you build the right network.  That is what the IMVF gives you.  They treat you like family and truly care about your success.”

Killian Cowart

EBV-F Graduate

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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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