|UND business guru invited to teach at entrepreneurship "bootcamp"|
Jeffrey Stamp, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at the College of Business and Public Administration, will be one of a team of specialized business faculty at an intensive entrepreneurship "bootcamp" this summer for veterans with disabilities resulting from the post-9/11 war against terror and the war in Iraq.
"It’s a great privilege to be invited to be part of this committed effort to helping veterans get back into the economic mainstream," notes Stamp. "We’re finding that many injured veterans, after having served our country, are faced with new physical challenges that may make it considerably more difficult to take on the jobs they had before service, so many of them are looking for ways to launch a new business. This is part of their desire to contribute at the same level they were at before their injuries."
Stamp, who chairs UND’s entrepreneurship program, was invited to participate in the nine-day residency portion of entrepreneurship bootcamp for veterans (EBV), which will take place Aug. 11-19 at Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y.
The goal of the entrepreneurship training program, Stamp explains, is to open the door to business opportunities to disabled veterans as a way of overcoming some the obstacles to more traditional employment.
The entrepreneurship bootcamp is free to eligible Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Service Connected Disabled Veterans. The program covers all costs (including travel, lodging, and meals) of accepted EBV participants. More information about this program, including eligibility requirements and application procedures, can be found at http://whitman.syr.edu/eee/veterans.