As part of our ongoing commitment to veterans, Flight Training International’s Training Center Manager and US Navy Veteran, Chuck Hagan, recently spoke at UCLA’s annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV).
While at UCLA, Chuck shared his path from US Navy pilot to FTI Training Center Manager as well as his experience in running a small business, on a day to day basis. He also met with several Veterans with variety of service related disabilities who are in the process of starting their own small businesses.
Conducted in partnership between the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UCLA Anderson School of Management, the EBV program helps post-9/11 veterans with service-connected disabilities develop skills and tools needed to launch, grow and lead successful businesses.
EBV is a three-phase program, beginning with a three-week, online curriculum. By the time they arrive on campus, participants have already begun to shape business plans and learn the tools and language of business. During the second phase, participants complete an intensive nine-day residency at UCLA Anderson, where they learn the essentials of business ownership from UCLA Anderson faculty and established entrepreneurs. Following the residency, EBV graduates receive access to a year-long support and mentorship program through the EBV Technical Assistance Program.
FTI would like to extend its sincere thanks to UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and its staff for their dedication to our Veterans. If you or a friend would like to learn more about the nationwide EBV program visit http://vets.syr.edu/education/ebv/. For details specific to the UCLA EBV program visit http://ebv.vets.syr.edu/about/consortium/ucla-anderson/.