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Florida State University & The Jim Moran Institute Welcome Military Family Members To EBV

Jun 06, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State University and the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship will welcome 20 veterans and active duty military personnel, to its 2017 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans With Disabilities program, scheduled for June 6 – 14, 2017. The participants will spend a vigorous week in classes, workshops and breakout sessions while hearing from industry professionals on best practices that will help them start a business or take their current business to the next level.

This year’s weeklong bootcamp kicks off with an opening reception at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, at the Residence Inn on Gaines St. The graduation ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, at the Governors Club.

Now in its ninth year at Florida State, the EBV program integrates training in small-business management with the unique challenges and opportunities associated with being a veteran business owner. This positions each veteran to launch and grow a small business in a way that is complementary or enhancing to their specific lifestyle. The generosity of sponsors such as the Student Veterans Center, Blossoms, Gordo’s, Red Eye Coffee and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, among others, allows the EBV program to be offered free to participants.

In addition to five Floridians who will take part in this year’s program, participants hail from Georgia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.  

Participants recently completed the three-week online portion of the program to prepare for the upcoming group session in Tallahassee, where they will be immersed in the basics of entrepreneurship.

A key topic will focus on the business model canvas, an alternative to business plan development, which helps startup businesses invest time into building products and services based on the needs of early customers. In addition, other key topics to be addressed in the program will include opportunity recognition, business concept development, profit models, resource acquisition strategies, venture launch methods, guerrilla marketing approaches, deal structuring and negotiation, valuation, entrepreneurial finance and unique funding opportunities for veterans with disabilities, operations and operating models, service delivery, risk management, human resource management, and legal and regulatory challenges.

About the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans With Disabilities
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans With Disabilities (EBV) is an education and self-employment training program founded in 2007 and expanded to Florida State University in 2008. The EBV program is designed to take advantage of the skills, resources and infrastructure of higher education to offer cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management. The program leverages the flexibility inherent in small business ownership to provide a vocational path forward for veterans and current military members. EBV integrates training in entrepreneurship with the unique challenges and opportunities associated with being a veteran, positioning participants to launch and grow a small business in a way that is complementary or enhancing to their lifestyle.

About the Jim Moran Institute
The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship cultivates, trains and inspires entrepreneurial leaders through world-class executive education, applied training, public recognition and leading-edge research. Jim Moran started his business career in Chicago selling soda pop at sandlot baseball diamonds at the age of seven, and went on to become one of America’s most successful business owners. A 1995 contribution from Jim and Jan Moran and JM Family Enterprises established the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at the Florida State University College of Business to help others become successful entrepreneurs. Since 2011, further enhancements to the Jim Moran Institute and its outreach have been made possible by Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation.

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