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    Patriot Boot Camp (Presented by TechStars)

    Program Mission: Patriot Boot Camp’s mission is to provide Veterans with the support and resources they need to take charge of their entrepreneurial journey and build the next generation of high-growth technology companies of scale and impact.   How programs are structured: PBC’s core program is an intensive three-day event designed to engage, inspire, and mentor Veterans and their spouses, to help them start, innovate, and scale the next generation of technology-focused businesses. PBC provides participants with free education and training in entrepreneurial and business skills, as well as mentorship from successful leaders from the entrepreneurial, military and business communities. PBC hosts its event at no cost to participants in locations across the country.   Participants: Patriot Boot Camp is open to all active duty service members, Veterans, and their spouses. PBC participants come from all walks of life in the entrepreneurial community. Men and women, officers and enlisted, veterans and spouses, all come together to improve themselves professionally and entrepreneurially.   Agenda Overview Day 1 – Education* Participants receive advice, recommendations and lessons-learned from world-class speakers and industry leaders In the afternoon, participants are broken up into group breakout sessions to gain in-depth knowledge in specific areas   Day Read more [...]

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    Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) Operated by IVMF

    THE EBV NATIONAL PROGRAM The EBV National Program is a novel, one-of-a-kind initiative designed to leverage the skills, resources and infrastructure of higher education to offer cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans and their families. The aim of the program is to open the door to economic opportunity for our veterans and their families by developing their competencies in creating and sustaining an entrepreneurial venture. A few quick facts: Offered at no cost to post 9/11 veterans and their families. 70% of graduates have started their own business. 91% of graduates use the Technical Assistance Program (TAP). EBV NATIONAL FACTS The EBV Consortium represents the first major partnership of America’s schools and colleges of business, since World War II, formed with the express purpose of serving military veterans Named by Inc. Magazine as one of the “10 Best” entrepreneurship programs in the U.S. (2011) EBV was named a “National Best Practice” for serving veterans and their families by the Secretary of the Army in 2009 Awarded the McGraw-Hill Prize from the Academy of Management for the most innovative entrepreneurship program implemented by U.S. business schools in 2010 THE EBV FOUNDATION Its mission is to raise donations Read more [...]

  • Iowa State University

    Welcome to the Veterans Center During your time at Iowa State University, you will find a home at the Veterans Center. Our mission is to strengthen the lives of Veterans, military personnel, their families and our community. You will find the Veterans Center to be a place where you can go for Veteran-related questions and to connect with others in forming a greater sense of camaraderie around a shared common experience. We are here to help with the unique challenges associated with transitioning into a university setting. The Center is located in the Col. Pride Veterans Lounge on the second floor of the Memorial Union and offers an area for students to study, eat, and relax with each other. We are generally open 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

  • Warren Wilson College

    ONE OF A KIND Warren Wilson is the country’s only liberal arts college with a national student body and integrated work and service programs. Through a blend of strong academics, work and service called the Triad, our students graduate not only with a rigorous liberal arts education, but also with skills such as problem-solving and team leadership that equip them for life. It’s an innovative approach to a well-rounded education that has stood the test of time. The College has a compelling history. Founded in 1894 as the Asheville Farm School by Presbyterian missionaries to provide a basic education for boys from the Appalachian region, the school became a junior college in 1942 and a four-year liberal arts college in 1967. In 1981 the College added a graduate program, the acclaimed MFA Program for Writers, the nation’s first low-residency graduate program in creative writing.

  • Catawba College

    Scholarship. Character. Culture. Service. Catawba College was founded in Newton, North Carolina, in 1851 by the German Reformed Church. The College — which is today affiliated with the United Church of Christ — moved to its present location in Salisbury in 1925. The College endeavors to attract students both nationally and internationally of good ability and character. A private, coeducational institution, Catawba offers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Education degrees to traditional and non-traditional students. The College also serves the public through educational outreach and volunteer service programs for the world community. The Mission Statement Catawba College is committed to providing students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation. Catawba College draws strength from Judeo-Christian values, sustains a dynamic community of learners and seeks to unite a diverse population of students, faculty and staff as active co-participants in scholarship and service. Catawba College prepares students to reach their highest potential while becoming responsible citizens with a zeal to enrich human life.

  • A-B Tech Community College

    WELCOME: A-B Tech has a Veterans Coordinator on staff to assist students in obtaining their veterans benefits. The Veterans Coordinator is an employee of A-B Tech Community College and not the Veterans Administration. While we can help facilitate the paperwork process for receipt of benefits, any questions on amounts received or length of eligibility will need to be directed to the VA. The Veterans Coordinator is located in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center. Office Hours: Monday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday 11:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., evening hours by appointment only Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • University of North Carolina Charlotte

    WELCOME! UNC Charlotte, the fastest growing university in the UNC system in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation. As the UNC system’s urban research university, UNC Charlotte boasts seven professional colleges offering over 170 undergraduate and graduate programs. The university is poised to offer students an incredible educational experience and to connect alumni to excellent professional opportunities, all while supporting the greater Charlotte community as a valued partner. VETERANS SERVICES OFFICE UNC Charlotte’s Veterans Services Office is dedicated to the support and success of our military affiliated student body.  From processing GI Bill® benefits to providing the Veteran Student Lounge for study and community, the VSO is the central hub at UNC Charlotte to promote a smooth and seamless transition for those choosing college after or during their service. Join Us! The mission of University of North Carolina Charlotte Veteran Student Services is the successful transition and retention of veteran students through outreach and advocacy.  

  • Central Piedmont Community College

    WELCOME! Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) enhances the educational experience of veterans and eligible family members by providing access to education benefits within a supportive environment. At CPCC, we strive to provide resources to keep our veterans informed and encouraged while providing a network for them to build and establish new relationships as they transition into civilian life. Center for Military Families and Veterans To support our veterans seeking a new career path, opportunity or job training, we’ve created the Center for Military Families and Veterans. Our new center helps this growing population connect to the resources they need to receive the educational benefits they deserve. Veteran Affairs We have an array of programs and services to help local veterans and their families achieve their academic and personal goals. If you’re a veteran, see how we can provide you with the educational and personal support you need to connect with the many financial resources available to help you fund your education. GI Bill If you are a veteran and you, or a family member, are interested in pursuing an education, you may be eligible for up to 36 months of education benefits at CPCC.

  • Cape Fear Community College

    Cape Fear Community College is an open door, multi-campus, comprehensive community college that strengthens the academic, economic, social and cultural life of the citizens of New Hanover and Pender counties.

  • Belmont Abbey College

    WELCOME! A proud participant of the yellow ribbon program, Belmont Abbey College offers various benefits for Veteran students and their families. If you’ve ever had an interaction with this service organization please consider leaving a review about your experience. Your story will help advise countless veterans to find the best care and assistance available. We’re still in this together, vet-to-vet reviews are how we can support one another and have each other’s six.

  • University of North Carolina – Asheville

    Welcome to UNC Asheville! We are glad you have chosen to continue your education at North Carolina’s designated liberal arts institution! We appreciate the hard work and sacrifice all Student Veterans have made, and we deem it an honor to provide support, guidance, and information to assist you in being successful at UNC Asheville. We make every possible effort to assist all Student Veterans in having a smooth transition from military to academic life. These efforts are offered by various departments and offices at UNC Asheville along with other resources to support your unique transition. Service and Support We are committed to providing quality service and support to veterans, their dependents and other service members planning to utilize VA education benefits at UNC Asheville. We will help you understand the procedures involved in applying for benefits as well as answer any questions you may have. On-Campus Job Opportunities We’re happy to announce that our Dining Facilities vendor (Chartwells/Compass Group) is looking to hire some veteran students for our on-campus dining facilities! Check out the Compass Group website for more info. If you’re interested in applying for a full- or part-time position, let Kim Lorton know via email (kimberly.lorton@compass-usa.com).

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