IFA has been working closely with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, which oversees Entrepreneurship Bootcamps for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV). Syracuse has been highlighting franchising to these veterans and teaches skills that can help veterans become successful franchisees. The EBVs provide cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans with disabilities resulting from their service to our country. The EBV is offered by a network of eight universities including Syracuse University, University of California Los Angeles, Florida State University, Texas A&M University, Purdue University, University of Connecticut, Louisiana State University and Cornell University. Admission to EBV is competitive, but upon acceptance to the program there is no cost to the veteran to attend (including transportation, lodging, food, books, etc.). Veterans are not required to use your GI Bill or other benefits to attend.
Applications are being accepted for the upcoming EBV at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, which is the first industry specific EBV. The in-residence portion of the course at Cornell University is 9/29/12 – 10/6/12 and there are still a few seats remaining. If you or a veteran you know might be interested, please find more information at: http://www.whitman.syr.edu/ebv/. If you have any questions please contact Jared Lyon at firstname.lastname@example.org.