2018 EBV

EBV 2015
EBV 2015

September 29 kicks off the 2018 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV). This will be the 7th 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.

Faculty *

  • William Carroll, Clinical Professor, The Hotel School
  • Christopher Gaulke, Lecturer, The Hotel School
  • Ravinder Kingra, Lecturer, The Hotel School
  • Adam Klausner, Senior Lecturer, The Hotel School
  • Heather Kolakowski, Lecturer, The Hotel School
  • Mary MacAusland, Senior Lecturer, The Hotel School
  • Douglass Miller, Lecturer, The Hotel School
  • Giuseppe Pezzotti, Senior Lecturer, The Hotel School
  • Andrew Quagliata, Lecturer, The Hotel School
  • Stephani Robson, Senior Lecturer, The Hotel School
  • Alex Susskind, Associate Professor, The Hotel School
  • Neil Tarallo, Senior Lecturer, The Hotel School
  • J. Bruce Tracey, Professor, The Hotel School
  • Bradley Treat, Johnson Graduate School of Management
  • Tony Vesco, Teaching Support Specialist, The Hotel School
  • Robert White, Associate Director, Instructional Support and Lab Operations, The Hotel School

Guest Speakers *

  • Amy Amoroso, Program Director, Partnership’s Veterans Business Outreach Center
  • Ken Burger ’73 (CALS), Senior Consultant, Ashburg Consultants
  • Jim Laube, RestaurantOwner.com
  • Kathleen Lee, Ext. Associate, Employment and Disability Institute, ILR, Cornell University
  • Tim McCausland ’82 (ILR), Orange Bank & Trust Company
  • Sean Rogers, Associate Professor, Spachman Professor of Human Resources and Labor Relations, University of Rhode Island, College of Business
  • Paula Tarallo, Founder & President, East Shore Marketing
  • Crystal Wambeke, Accountant & Certified Bookkeeper, Crystal Wambeke, LLC

Titles of faculty and guest speakers are accurate as of the date of the event and will be updated periodically.


  • Ken Burger
  • Triad Foundation
  • Cornell Tri-Service ROTC Brigade