Inc. Business Media, in partnership with the IVMF, announced the seventh annual Vet100 list—a compilation of the nation’s fastest-growing veteran-owned businesses. 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.
“In almost every industry we see veteran-owned businesses excelling by applying leadership and management skills they learned from their military service and having tremendous impact in their communities,” said Dr. Mike Haynie, Syracuse University Vice Chancellor as well as the Founder and Executive Director of the IVMF. “Veteran entrepreneurs are a critical component of the small business landscape, and we’re excited to see our program graduates recognized by Inc. Business Media, particularly those who are enjoying recurring placement on the Vet100 list. We appreciate Inc.’s commitment to highlighting these success stories. One specific area we’re proud to see growth this year is the number of those businesses whose owners are women. We all take pride in moments like these and we’re grateful for the continued partnership with Inc. Business Media.”
This year, 42 veteran-owned businesses have the distinction of making repeat appearances on the Vet100 list. A newcomer to the Vet100 is Flexcare Infusion Centers in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the top-ranking veteran-owned business on the Vet100 list and ranked in 6th place on the Inc. 5000 list. This year’s honorees have an average growth rate of 2,427% over the past three years, and 18 of the businesses appearing on the Vet100 list are alumni of the IVMF’s programs. Also, this year’s list features nine businesses owned by women veteran entrepreneurs, a unique community of entrepreneurs the IVMF supports through all of its offerings, including its Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) program.
The honorees will be recognized at a dinner and awards ceremony as a part of the IVMF’s Veteran EDGE Conference in Dallas, Texas, in March 2024. The ceremony is sponsored by payments and financial services technology provider Fiserv, one of the IVMF’s strategic partners and a founding member of the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business, a national initiative to support the success of businesses owned by veterans, service members, and military spouses.
“Fiserv is a proud supporter of the military community and is committed to enabling the entrepreneurial ecosystem – sharing best practices, providing support, creating connections, leveraging networks, and standing out by making it clear what we stand for,” said Dr. Vivian Greentree, Navy Veteran/Military Spouse, Head of Global Corporate Citizenship, Fiserv. “We are proud to power the Vet100 in its seventh year of championing the achievements of veteran-owned businesses across the country. The growth and success of these businesses are a true testament to their hard work and grit. We look forward to seeing their continued success.”