Syracuse University hosts entrepreneurship boot camp for disabled veterans

Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Business will host its fourth Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Disabled Veterans later this month, giving former soldiers a way to learn the skills that will help them form an LLC to start their own businesses.

“Wounded warriors are coming back from these conflicts with fewer opportunities in the workplace,” said Melvin T. Stith, dean of the Whitman School and a former Vietnam War-era Army Captain. “This program is a step towards providing them with the skills and knowledge to create their own opportunities.”

The program was started by one of the school’s assistant professors, who was also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Syracuse held the first session in 2007, and it has now grown to include partner programs at five other schools: UCLA, Texas A&M University, Florida State University, Purdue University and the University of Connecticut.

Several members of the program’s inaugural class have gone on to have great success with their new businesses. Seventy percent of the members of the first class of veterans were able to start a corporation, and four of those companies already have already generated revenues over $1 million.

A total of more than 300 veterans have taken part in the programs, the Post-Standard reports. ADNFCR-3052-ID-19892912-ADNFCR

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