Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) partnered in the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program developed by the Whitman School of Management. The EBV program offers world-class training and support in entrepreneurship and small business management to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with service-connected disabilities. The EBV program is now expanding to four additional business schools across the country.
Stephen Redmon is a service-disabled veteran who recently returned home from overseas. Like many veterans, Redmon struggles with the physical wear and tear of military service, including assignments with the Army Rangers/Special Operations. These struggles make traditional deployment a challenge. Redmon joined the growing number of veterans deciding to employ themselves. He completed the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans program in 2008 and founded NOMDER Corp., to provide people with disabilities with state-of-the-art assistive technology and performance solutions to improve their quality of life. Redmon’s business plan won the BBI Dream and Innovation Award.
“EBV helped me to grasp the true opportunities of starting a business by shattering myths about challenges and opportunities. It changed my mind-set from dreaming and believing… to pursuing my dream as a reality.” -Stephen T. Redmon
Below: Members of the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans class.