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The IVMF and its staff of more than 100 professionals deliver class-leading programs in career, vocational and entrepreneurship education and training, providing service members, veterans and their families with the skills needed to be successful in education, work and life. The IVMF also coordinates comprehensive collective impact strategies; and works with communities and nonprofits to enhance service delivery for veterans and their families.
Online resource offering innovative networking tools, career training, job opportunities and entrepreneurship classes. VetNet is a free service for the entire veteran and military family community.
For those interested in exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan.
Veteran EDGE (Engage. Develop. Grow. Evaluate.) is a four-day conference dedicated solely to veteran and military spouse business owners and the ecosystem that supports them.
Introduction to entrepreneurship available to women veterans, active duty service women, and women military spouses/life-partners who are just beginning to explore the opportunity of small business ownership as a post-service career path.
Entrepreneurship training program that integrates training with caregiver and family matters, positioning participants to launch and grow small businesses while tending to family responsibilities. Offered to spouses and family members, or the surviving spouse of a military member who gave his or her life in service to our country.
A completely virtual training program for veterans, military spouses & transitioning service members to test their business idea and develop a basic set of skills and competencies focused on entrepreneurial opportunity recognition, innovation, & fundamentals of business.
Coalition of private sector companies, businesses, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working to connect veteran and military family-owned business to supply chains of medium-sized and large corporations. CVOB simplifies and facilitates the process of supplying goods and services to larger employees.
One-stop shop for everything related to veteran owned businesses. Information available to veterans seeking to begin or grow their business as well as researchers, policymakers, and public and private companies interested in veteran business ownership.
The STRIVE program is part of a landmark initiative that transforms veterans and military family members into entrepreneurs. Delivered by Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families’ (IVMF) ARSENAL of 8 national entrepreneurship programs, STRIVE leverages networks and education resources in local communities to support and advance veteran-owned businesses.
R.I.S.E. – Resilience. Innovate. Sustain. Evaluate. – is a six-week virtual, bootcamp-style program dedicated to veteran and military family business owners, focused on the pivoting of the business not only to remain sustainable, but to explore ways to expand, and tackles head-on topics such as the financial, operational, strategic planning and communication challenges small businesses are facing.
Provides veterans, transitioning service members, and their families access to a simple and effective way to access and navigate a range of supportive services in their communities. AmericaServes is the country’s first coordinated network of organizations dedicated to serving the military community by connecting them to the resources specific to their unique needs.
Provides individuals working with veterans and military families exposure to a comprehensive overview of U.S. military culture, core values, organizational structure, and history. It addresses a growing national need and perception among veterans that community providers are unresponsive, disrespectful, and lack understanding the nuances of military culture.