KSU helps train military veterans for business world

Kennesaw State University launched a new initiative for military veterans who are aspiring…

Georgia (Mar 25, 2014) — Kennesaw State University launched a new initiative for military veterans who are aspiring entrepreneurs.


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It’s called Georgia Advancing Veterans Education (GAVE), a three-month, no-cost program created by KSU’s Coles College of Business.

Fifteen Georgia veterans ranging from 26-60, and covering all ranks and branches of the military, are on campus March 24-29, for a bootcamp where they’ll learn from KSU business faculty, small business owners and entrepreneurs how to create a business plan and develop strategy presentation skills. At the end of the course in early May, there will be a discharge day where veterans will present their business plans to Atlanta-based angel investors, according to KSU.

The military veterans have some interesting businesses planned -- a small-town movie theater, a teen behavioral intervention program, private security services and new restaurants. A new study just out shows young military vets are interested in business ownership.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu