Military Veterans Encouraged to Apply for Entrepreneurship Bootcamp to be held at LSU in 2019

October 8, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Military veterans with successful businesses are encouraged to apply for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Military Veterans - Accelerate (EBV Accelerate). Delivered in three-phases, this program will be hosted by LSU Executive Education in early 2019.

Program topics include acquiring growth funding, rebranding for expansion, determining a sustainable growth rate, establishing partnerships, and managing cash flow. The program begins with an online learning component focused on business analysis; this phase will run from Feb. 11-22. EBV-Accelerate participants will meet on the LSU campus for a three-day residency to be held March 12-14, during which participants will complete a personalized action plan. The third phase of the program involves resources to support business growth.

Participants only have to pay for travel costs. Lodging, meals and learning materials for applicants accepted to the EBV Accelerate are covered by private donations and the generous support of the EBV universities.

EBV Accelerate is open to military business owners who have been in business for at least three years and employ five or more full- or part-time employees. At least 50 percent of business ownership must be maintained by the veteran. The veteran business owner must have served active duty with an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions. Graduates of other Institute for Veterans and Military Families programs are eligible.

Applications will be accepted through Jan. 15. Visit the EBV Accelerate section at for full details and an application.

About the EBV Program
The EBV Consortium was formed in 2008 as a national educational initiative designed to help veterans make the transition to self-employment, develop professional networks, and ultimately start and grow sustainable businesses. The consortium is composed of 10 world-class universities. Today, each of these schools offers the EBV program on their campuses, with Syracuse University serving as the national host for the program. LSU gained acceptance into the EBV Consortium in 2010. Together, these schools have trained more than 1,300 "vetrepreneurs" since its inception. Visit the EBV website for additional details. 

About LSU Executive Education
For more than 60 years, LSU Executive Education has prepared individuals and organizations to meet the challenges of a changing workplace and economy. Focusing on professional development in leadership and business, Executive Education partners with organizations who believe the key to sustainability is investing in their most valuable resource—people. Visit our home page for more information about non-credit and non-degree programs.

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