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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Syracuse U. Offers Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Family Members

  • November 8, 2011
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A group of 17 family members who either care for wounded warriors or are the surviving spouses of fallen service members are studying entrepreneurship this fall at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management.

The goal of the week-long residency program is to aid family members whose lives have been upended. Learning to run their own business could provide them the flexibility to pursue a career while offering care to loved ones, reports American Forces Press Service. The school covers all of the costs for participants.

After completing the program, residents receive ongoing support and technical assistance from a team of faculty members and entrepreneurs.

The program is an extension of one Syracuse and six other universities offer for disabled veterans. Florida State University also plans to start a similar program for family members. The other five schools with entrepreneurship boot camps for disabled veterans are University of California, Los Angeles, Texas A&M University, Purdue University, University of Connecticut and Louisiana State University.

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