Following the veterans' graduation from the residency portion of the EBV program,
the EBV schools stay engaged with the students in a variety of roles.
Technical Assistance Program (TAP)
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities
(EBV) TAP program helps EBV graduates realize and accomplish their professional
and personal goals. Following the veterans' graduation from the residency portion
of the EBV program, the EBV schools stay engaged with the students in technical
assistance roles. As such, we created the technical assistance program comprised
of professors, entrepreneurs, and other individuals who are willing to share their
expertise in the different facets of business and entrepreneurship.
EBV Business Profiles
The goal of the EBV program is to provide our veterans
with the training, professional networks, and support required to successfully launch
and grow a business. EBV graduates represent a diverse group who share in
common not only service to our country, but also dreams of entrepreneurial success.
Today many of our EBV graduates are proud business owners, founding companies
in industries ranging from construction, printing, photography and filmmaking, real
estate, retail sales, consulting, graphic arts and design, motivational speaking,
and event planning. These veterans have created "their own job"
in the most American way possible - through entrepreneurship.
The IVMF has joined forces with Accenture to create the IVMF Resource Library, offering an extended number of resources catered to entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. Check out the IVMF Resource Library at library.vets.syr.edu and email us any valuable resources to add to the library at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that other veterans can leverage them as well.
As part of our efforts, we will be asking you to complete a series of surveys for
us. These surveys are for the use of the EBV Program and are used to continue to
improve our program offerings around the country. In short, the surveys are:
Pre-residency (upon admission): This instrument is designed to
establish a baseline for entrepreneurial progress. It also to provide insight into
your goals, motivations, prior experiences, and background. It will also be used
to collect information of EBV marketing, recruiting, and admission activities (i.e.
how you heard of the program, simplicity of the admission process, etc)
Post-residency (last training day): This instrument is designed
to provide insight into the residency training at each EBV school with regard to
utility of topics, quality on instruction, and the overall residency 'experience.'
Quarter (3-month intervals) post-residency: This instrument will
focus on tracking business success metrics and life/family outcomes as they relate
to the EBV program and your goals. In addition, this instrument will also capture
the feedback with regard to the use of/success with EBV-TAP resources.
6 months intervals post-residency (after year 1): This instrument
will focus on tracking business success metrics and life/family outcomes as they
relate to the EBV program and your goals. In addition, this instrument will also
capture the feedback with regard to the use of/success with EBV-TAP resources.
We would greatly appreciate it if you would take few minutes to complete the surveys
as they are emailed to you. The information we collect from the survey will be kept
confidential, and no information linked to any specific individual will be shared
at any point. Your feedback is important for us to understand the impact of the
program, and also what additional work we need to do to support veteran-entrepreneurship.