Cornell SHA to host second Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities

Contact:  Jane Henion, 607.255.9780, jmh222@cornell.edu

The Cornell School of Hotel Administration is preparing to host its second Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) September 28-October 5, 2013. Twenty veterans will attend the program, which is organized through the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship and specializes in business ideas in the hospitality industry. Instructors will include SHA faculty members; speakers from the Culinary Institute of America, Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families, and the U.S. Small Business Administration; and finance, real estate, and community banking professionals.

"The men and women who participate in EBV are inspiring individuals. It's an honor to be able to serve another cohort of veterans and give them some of the skills and resources they need to be successful entrepreneurs," said Neil Tarallo, senior lecturer and director of Cornell EBV.

Of the eight universities that offer the EBV program, Cornell is the only one targeting the hospitality industry. All EBV programs are offered free of charge to post-9/11 disabled veterans. Through the support of corporate sponsors, EBV provides both free tuition and living assistance to disabled veterans who are planning to start their own companies. For more information about the Cornell EBV, visit hotelschool.cornell.edu/ebv.

To learn more about EBV sponsorship and how you can help empower disabled veterans through entrepreneurship, please contact Neil Tarallo at ntarallo@cornell.edu or by calling 607.255.1217.

About the EBV
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) was founded in 2007 at Syracuse University and is now offered through a consortium of eight world-class universities across the country. The EBV Foundation, established in 2009, works in conjunction with the EBV to raise and provide funds to the consortium, provide mentorship to participating veterans, assist in the development of EBV businesses and help provide seed capital to veterans to start their businesses. The foundation is an authorized 501 (c) 3. For more information, visit ebv.vets.syr.edu.

About the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship
An operating unit of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, the Pillsbury Institute advances the study and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation in the hospitality industry. Through our network of faculty, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs, we give students the knowledge and skills they need to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors. To learn more about the institute, visit www.pihe.cornell.edu.