About the EBV

Affiliated Partners


The EBV partners with the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Veterans Business Development to help grow the program nationwide and maximize the availability, applicability, and usability of small business programs, which includes business counseling, financing and procurement assistance, for EBV Graduates. The program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Burton Blatt Institute

The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI), located at Syracuse University, is building the premier organization to advance civic, economic, and social participation of persons with disabilities in a global society by creating a collaborative environment with entrepreneurial innovation and best business practices to foster public-private dialogue, and create the capacity to transform policy, systems, and people through inclusive education, the workforce, and communities.

American Corporate Partners

American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a nationwide mentoring program dedicated to helping veterans transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce through mentoring, career counseling, and networking with professionals from some of America's finest corporations and select universities. ACP is not a jobs program, but a tool for networking and long-term career development.

Professionals from ACP’s Participating Institutions volunteer to mentor veteran Protégés in a yearlong mentorship. Those who have served on active duty since 2001 as well as the spouses of those service members severely wounded or killed in action are eligible to apply to be Protégés, and those with service-related disabilities will be given preference.

To learn more or to apply, please visit www.acp-usa.org.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper became one of the largest legal service providers in the world in 2005 through a merger of unprecedented scope in the legal sector. While large in scale, the merger strategy was simple – to create an international legal practice capable of taking care of the most important legal needs of clients wherever they do business. Building strong and substantial client relationships was and remains the compass for DLA Piper's business strategy and future development. With Frank Burch as Chairman of our Global Board, DLA Piper today has 3,500 lawyers in offices throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. They represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world. Their client commitment is also their brand – “everything matters when it comes to the way we serve and interact with our clients. If it matters to them, it matters to us.”

DLA Piper

PepsiCo, Incorporated is a Fortune 500, American global corporation headquartered in Purchase, New York, with interests in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of grain-based snack foods, beverages, and other products. PepsiCo was formed in 1965 with the merger of the Pepsi-Cola Company and Frito-Lay, Inc. PepsiCo has since expanded from its namesake product Pepsi to a broader range of food and beverage brands.PepsiCo is a world leader in convenient snacks, foods and beverages with revenues of more than $60 billion and over 285,000 employees.

DLA Piper

SCORE, mentors to America's small business, is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small business start, grow and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA and Washington, DC and has 364 chapters throughout the United States and its territories, with over 13,000 volunteers nationwide. Both working and retired executives and business owners donate time and expertise as business mentors. SCORE was founded in 1964.

DLA Piper

CorpCo is a full service incorporation firm, formally organized in 1994 by two attorneys whose experience in providing corporate services is the basis for the company's core. The professional staff of CorpCo has assisted entrepreneurs, accountants, and attorneys all over the world with the formation and maintenance of companies in the United States.

The staff of incorporation specialists at CorpCo consists of highly trained professionals who, with their years of experience, will assist EBV participants with any incorporation questions, as well as inform them of the requirements and costs for company formation, and for the maintenance of the company in their chosen state.


Boefly is an innovative new online marketplace that dramatically simplifies the process of executing commercial transactions, including all types of commercial loans such as small business loans. BoeFly revolutionizes commercial transactions by seamlessly connecting all parties, including lenders, borrowers, investors, buyers and sellers to a potential transaction and facilitating the efficient completion of these transactions. BoeFly waives the normal company transaction fee and  has setup a streamlined process for exclusive use by graduates of the EBV Program.


Walmart and the Walmart Foundation actively support programs such as EBV, geared toward making the lives of service members, veterans and their families better. Everyone here at Walmart is proud to be a part of this inspiring program. We recognize the sacrifices veterans have made for the American people and this great nation, and we cannot think of a more deserving group of individuals to have this opportunity.


Humana Inc.,headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. Humana is committed to providing resources, support and benefits to our veterans and their families through the EBV Program and other initiatives around the country.



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