Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Disabled Veterans

The Pillsbury Institute will host its second Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Disabled Veterans (EBV) program, September 28th through October 5th, 2013. EBV will provide a first-hand experiential training opportunity for disabled veterans from operation Enduring Freedom and operation Iraqi Freedom. With expenses covered entirely by sponsors, this year’s EBV will have a particular focus on the food and beverage industry. Launched in 2007, EBV now involves a consortium of eight universities. When EBV participants come to Cornell, they will be in Phase 2 of the program. During Phase 1, they will participate in an online self-study curriculum during which they develop their business concepts. At Cornell, they will learn the working parts of business ownership, through experiential workshops and through interaction with world-class entrepreneurs. Phase 3 of the program gives graduates ongoing technical assistance to launch their businesses. Learn more about the EBV program at Cornell.

During a recent broadcast of ’60 Minutes’, CBS correspondent, Sanjay Gupta told the story of several individual entrepreneurs and how the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Disabled Veterans (EBV) program helped them create successful businesses. The ‘Succeeding As Civilians’ story is currently on the 60 Minutes website, www.cbsnews.com and is available for viewing.