Krannert Entrepreneurship program for disabled vets honored

April 4, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The April issue of Inc. magazine has named the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program one of the "10 Best-In-Class" college-based entrepreneurship courses in the nation. 

Purdue University's Krannert School of Management is one of seven business schools participating in the EBV program.

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.

"We are proud to be part of this program," said Jerry Lynch, Krannert School interim dean. "It is not only gratifying to watch veterans go through the educational process, but it is also exciting to see their ideas, innovations and energy. The results are tangible. One of our participants from our first class came back less than a year later and talked about the successful business she had started."

Since 2007, more than 300 wounded veterans have graduated from the EBV program, and the training continues to be offered without any cost to participants.

The EBV program was founded at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management. 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.

The Inc. article provides a snapshot of the programs and courses that the magazine's editorial staff selected as "Best-in-Class" from colleges and universities across the United States

The nine other programs and courses highlighted are offered by Stanford University, Harvard Business School, Babson College, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, University of Miami, University of Illinois, Willamette University and Ohio State University.

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

Source: Jerry Lynch, 765-494-4388, lynch@purdue.edu