Inc. magazine announced in partnership with the IVMF, the fourth annual Vet100 list—a compilation of the nation’s fastest-growing veteran-owned businesses. Created in partnership with Inc. magazine, the Vet100 was born out of the iconic Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies based in the U.S. Both distinctions are considered hallmarks of entrepreneurial success. Powered by Fiserv and originally established as the Vet50 list, 2020’s list expanded to include 100 veteran-owned businesses in acknowledgment of the growing culture and success of veteran entrepreneurs.
“All veteran entrepreneurs bring a unique set of proven skills and knowledge to the business world as a result of their military service,” said Mike Haynie, Syracuse University Vice-Chancellor and IVMF Founder, Executive Director. “The business owners on the Vet100 list are inspiring examples of how important and valuable veteran entrepreneurs are to our society and economy. These individuals not only served for the sake of our collective freedom and security, they are now continuing to serve by bettering the economic climate in their communities and across the country.”
This year’s list shines a light on many veteran-owned businesses including two that are in the top 10 of the entire list. Lovell Government Services comes in at #3 and the highly topical Hunt A Killer at #6. This year’s honorees have an average growth rate of more than 1700% and 17 CEOs/companies on this year’s list are alumni of the IVMF’s entrepreneurship programs. Twelve companies are repeat Vet100 honorees, including seven from the inaugural Vet50 list in 2017!
Make sure you view the 2021 Vet100 list to see the top 100 veteran-owned businesses!