Humana gives $1 million to entrepreneurship program for veterans

August 9, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Health care company Humana will give $1 million to the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) Program over the next two years.

The grant will help send more veterans with disabilities to entrepreneurship bootcamp at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management and six other universities participating in EBV.

EBV is designed to provide cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans disabled as a result of their military service. The training is offered without any cost to participants.

Since 2007, more than 300 wounded veterans have graduated from the EBV program. Purdue's third class of veterans will begin the on-campus portion of their training Aug. 19.

The EBV program was founded at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management in 2007. Other institutions offering EBV are UCLA's Anderson School of Management, Florida State University's College of Business, the Mays School of Business at Texas A&M University, the College of Business at the University of Connecticut, and the E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University.

Humana becomes the third major corporate partner providing financial support to the program, joining Walmart and PepsiCo.

More information about the EBV program at Purdue is available at http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/programs/executive/sponsored/ebv/home.asp

Writer: Judith Barra Austin, 765-494-2432, jbaustin@purdue.edu  

Source: Tim Newton, Krannert director of external relations and communications, 765-496-7271, tnewton@purdue.edu