By Jasmine Grimm, founder, Ruby, Inc.
How would you like to go to one of eight schools like Syracuse, Texas A&M, Cornell, UCLA, Florida State, Purdue, University of Connecticut or LSU for free?
You can if you’re a veteran or family member.
Thanks to the Entrepreneurial Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities Program founded at the Whitman School of Business by Professor Mike Haynie, Executive Director and Founder of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), and also the Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship at SU’s Whitman School of Management, you’ll have access to top-rated schools, mentors, capital, legal work and logo design pro bono.
The program works in three phases:
1) Study online for 30 days
2) Spend 9 days at the host campus
3) Invest a year of your time with round the clock support building your business with free access to mentors, professors, and even direct access to the Small Business Administration
Sound too good to be true?
It’s not. See the proof on 60 Minutes.
As a graduate of the Whitman School of Business through Syracuse University, I can testify that not only did I graduate and walk away with a placard, but I also left with my business plan in hand and a fully incorporated entity thanks to DLA Piper. Within a month I had my logo, local resources to grow my idea into a full-fledged business plus speed dial mentorship. By tax time my business had broken even.
As if the stellar education wasn’t enough, it was completely free. Travel costs included.
The program doesn’t end there. Each year the program holds an annual EBV Conference where budding entrepreneurs learn the latest strategies to grow their dream.
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Dying to learn how to think bigger? Brainstorm with Larry Broughton, award-winning CEO at a round table.
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About the Author
Named Top 100 Leaders by 2012 Magazine, Jasmine Grimm has been nominated for Central Penn Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40,” and The Lancaster Chamber’s ATHENA Award.
Jasmine founded Ruby, Inc. a personal styling business that teaches women how to dress for their body types and became a two-time nominee for Inc. Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 Top Young Entrepreneurs in America. She won the 2013 SCORE Business Development Award, won the Central Penn Business Journal’s Top 25 Women of Influence Award in 2013 and the 2013 Leadership Award from the MS Society.
She has been a popular guest lecturer at the Maastricht Institute of Entrepreneurship and has been featured in Under 30 CEO and Productive Magazine, was the cover story for Harrisburg Magazine and her writing has graced National Geographic Television and Film, Harvard University and more.
She’s a 5,3,8,3 on the Kolbe A Index and her strengths include input, relator, learner, responsibility and achievement.
For more information visit her Google + Page.