The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disability is designed around two central elements: a) focused, practical training in the tools and skills of new venture creation and growth, reflecting issues unique to disability and public benefits programs; and b) the establishment of a support structure for graduates of the program.
The practical elements of the program will involve three phases:
1. Online Training
A rigorous 30-day, online self-study curriculum moderated by a UCLA entrepreneurship faculty and teaching associates.
Nine-day residency at UCLA where students are exposed to the 'nuts and bolts' of business ownership through workshops and courses taught by Anderson's world-class faculty and guest lectures by accomplished entrepreneurs and business executives
3. EBV-Technical Assistance Program
12 months of ongoing support and mentorship from faculty experts and EBV resource providers.
EBV applications will be accepted from veterans with a 'service-connected disability' as designated by the Veterans Administration, and who have served on active duty after September 2001.
Costs and Logistics
This program is entirely free of cost to the veteran. As a result of the generous support of the EBV Universities and the private giving of individuals and corporations, we are able to cover all costs (including travel, lodging, and meals) for delegates accepted to the EBV.
The EBV program represents a unique opportunity for men and women who have sacrificed for America's freedom to take an important step toward realizing their own freedom - economic freedom - through entrepreneurship. EBV is a selective, rigorous, and intense educational initiative that has been created to make a difference. Accordingly, the application process itself is rigorous and selective.
Successful candidates for admission will demonstrate a strong interest in entrepreneurship, high motivation for owning and managing a business, and a high likelihood of successful completion of this intense training program. Applications for the 2014 programs are now being accepted on a rolling admissions basis.