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The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University organizes Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans for post-9/11 veterans.
EBV consists of an online, instructor-led 30-day curriculum, followed by a 9-day in-residence session at the university. Participants receive follow-up support and mentoring after the program.
Separate programs exist for veterans with disabilities (EBV), veterans’ families (EBV-F) and women veterans (V-Wise).
Patriot Boot Camp (PBC) is a shorterned and condensed alternative for aspiring technology entrepreneurs.
PBC hosts 2-3 events per year, including two intensive 3-day entrepreneurship bootcamps and an alumni conference.
PBC graduate acquisitions include 8 to Techstars accelerator programs, 2 to Y-Combinator, and 2 appearing on ABC’s Shark Tank TV show, producing a $1.5M offer from Mark Cuban.
Bunker in a Box is a short online mini-course in veterans entrepreneurship from a veteran to you.
Lessons are divided into 14 missions which cover the topics with style, video, and plenty of engaging info from excellent sources.
Bunker in a Box is a short, simple introduction to entrepreneurship and free to sign-up and use. Bunker Labs is a non-profit organization.
StreetShares Foundation gives $10,000 in business grants each month to veteran or military spouse entrepreneurs each month.
The Foundation is a non-profit associated with the military social lending platform, StreetShares. The application is easy and straightforward.
To qualify, applicants first engage with the Foundation’s educational content to prepare a short description and video for consideration by the staff against five criteria.
Entrepreneurship for Transitioning Warriors is a 7-week online course from VetToCEO, a Georgia-based non-profit.
Each week a two-hour training module provides the “nuts and bolts” needed to start a business. Courses are offered online and in-person by veteran entrepreneurs.
Veterans can join the program at any time through a simple registration process in a rolling enrollment model. Enrollment is free for veterans and transitioning military members.
American Corporate Partners, a non-profit, matches veterans with mentors from Fortune 500 companies. The mentorships last for an entire year, and during that time veterans learn how to take their military experience and translate it into the corporate world.
Mentors come from companies like Allstate, Deloitte, Disney, Fidelity, Lockheed Martin, Time Inc, and other highly recognizable names in the corporate world.