Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Accelerate (EBV: Accelerate)

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Ready to take your business to the next level? EBV Accelerate is a boot camp-style program focused on growth and tackles head-on topics such as the financial, management, marketing and strategic planning challenges established businesses face.

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EBV Accelerate is a 3-phase program that gives veterans with a successful business the tools and coaching to propel their business to the next phase: sustainable growth. Topics will include acquiring growth funding, rebranding for expansion, determining a sustainable growth rate, establishing partnerships, managing cash flow, and much more.

EBV Accelerate will be offered in three phases:

PHASE 1 – two weeks of online instruction focused on business analysis

PHASE 2 – is a three-day residency during which participants will create a personalized action plan for their business.

  • Tuesday-Thursday; Monday & Friday as Travel Days
  • Travel to the location is at the candidate’s cost.
  • Lodging and meals are provided for the participant during the three days of Phase 2.
  • All program learning materials will be provided at no cost to the participant.

PHASE 3 – involves resources to support the growth of your business. 


  • Open to all veteran business owners – 50% or more ownership maintained by veteran
  • In business for 3 or more years
  • Must employ 5 or more full time employees
  • Veteran business owner must have served active duty with honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions
  • Graduates of other Institute for Veterans and Military Families programs are eligible

Application Procedures

You can apply for the EBV Accelerate program by clicking HERE.

Applications for EBV Accelerate programs are accepted year round on a rolling basis. In order to be considered for the EBV Accelerate program taking place June 4-8 at Florida State University, please complete your application by April 6, 2018.

The next EBV Accelerate program will take place:
Online: September 24 - October 12, 2018
Residency: October 22-26, 2018 - Florida State University (Monday and Friday are travel days.)

Don't Meet The EBV Accelerate Criteria?

Learn more about other EBV Programs, including the flagship Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans program, and the EBV Families Program, which are both offered at participating universities around the country.

Visit the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University's website to learn more.

The EBV National program accepts applications year-round.

*Applications for the EBV Accelerate program are collected by Syracuse University. You are not guaranteed a spot in the EBV Accelerate program at FSU, and may be accepted at another of the consortium universities.

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