Applications being taken for disabled veterans' program

September 2, 2014  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —Applications are being accepted for the sixth class of the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities.

Purdue University's Krannert School of Management is one of eight schools at universities around the country that teach the bootcamp, which is aimed at helping post-9/11veterans disabled as a result of their military service launch their own businesses.

EBV teaches participants principles of entrepreneurship and small-business management.

The program is conducted in three phases: a four-week online course, an eight-day residency at Purdue and mentoring for one year.

This year's residency is scheduled Oct. 31 to Nov. 9. Participants also will take part in Purdue's Military Appreciation Day activities Nov. 8.

EBV graduates have access to resources from the national EBV program, located at Syracuse University. That includes help with website development, logo design, legal issues such as trademarks and patents, and grants.

The EBV program is provided to veterans at no charge thanks to donors, along with students, faculty, staff and alumni who donate time and resources. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Air Force veteran Mike Haynie, a Syracuse business professor, founded EBV at Syracuse's Whitman School of Management in 2007. In addition to Krannert and Syracuse, others in the consortium are the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management; the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University; the Florida State University College of Business; the University of Connecticut School of Business; E.J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University; and Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.

To learn more about the program, get information on applying and find out about other ways Krannert is working with veterans, go to http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/military/ 

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

Source: Melissa Evens, EBV administrative director, 765-494-4392, mevens@purdue.edu

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