Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) program offers 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 School of Business is proud to participate in this very special program that helps give back to individuals who have sacrificed for our country. EBV demonstrates the power of entrepreneurship in our communities by fostering an essential route for job creation and economic vitality.
The EBV is designed to give focused, practical training in the tools and skills of new venture creation and growth and the establishment of a support structure for graduates of the program.
In the past decade, the program has graduated 218 Veterans and caregivers who have launched 175 businesses, producing more than $150 million in gross revenues, and creating 430 jobs. In addition, 34 graduates have found career-track, full-time employment, and 21 have accessed career-track educational opportunities.
Our mission in the next 10 years is to help transition those retiring from the long-term military posts into civilian careers that can sustain them and their families. The University of Connecticut remains committed to making the University a national leader for Veteran entrepreneurship in 2021 and beyond.
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