2017 EBV

November 4 kicks off the 2017 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV). This will be the sixth year that the Hotel School had the honor of hosting the week-long program, which was founded at Syracuse University in 2007 and has since grown in national scope as Cornell and other institutions joined the EBV Consortium. Under the direction of Neil Tarallo, senior lecturer in entrepreneurship, EBV-Cornell draws veterans interested in starting businesses within the food and beverage and other hospitality-related industries.

EBV offers cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small-business management to post-9/11 veterans with disabilities resulting from their service to our country. EBV is designed to open the door to business ownership for our veterans by 1) developing the individual’s skills in the many steps and activities associated with launching and growing a small business, and by 2) helping to leverage programs and services for veterans and people with disabilities in a way that furthers their entrepreneurial dreams.

For more information, contact Neil Tarallo at ntarallo@cornell.edu or 607.255.1217.



  • Ken Burger ’73
  • James McCaffrey ’81
  • Cornell Tri-Service ROTC Brigade