UCLA Anderson Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Helps Kick Start Vets


On Saturday, July 11, 2015, a group disabled veterans will use their military abilities of resilience, focus, and leadership to learn the basics of business ownership at the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) at UCLA Anderson. The event, which is hosted in partnership between the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UCLA Anderson School of Management, helps post-9/11 veterans with service-connected disabilities develop skills and tools needed to launch, grow and lead successful businesses.

EBV is a three-phase program, beginning with a three-week, online curriculum that ensures that participants arrive on campus with the foundations of a business plan and a familiarity with the tools and language necessary to succeed in business. During the second phase, participants complete an intensive nine-day residency at UCLA Anderson, learning from UCLA Anderson faculty and established entrepreneurs. Following the residency, EBV graduates will receive access to a year-long support and mentorship program through the EBV Technical Assistance Program. EBV has produced more than 1,100 graduates since 2007, with 68% percent having launched a new venture after completing the EBV program.

The program, which runs between July 11 and 19, is the eighth time UCLA Anderson has hosted EBV.

“We are honored to welcome this distinguished group of veterans to UCLA Anderson,” said Elaine Hagan, executive director of the Price Center. “Their leadership abilities, when combined with the skills that they develop during the EBV Program, provide them with many of the tools required to build a successful entrepreneurial business venture.”


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