Veteran Entrepreneurs Amid Covid-19 Pandemic – Preliminary Insights

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) are issuing preliminary results from a study on how veteran-owned businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandem... Read More ▶


Veterans’ Programs and Alumni Network Equip Entrepreneur Chris Dambach to Pivot in Crisis

  After Chris Dambach ’13 returned from his deployment as a U.S. Marine in Iraq in 2010, he decided to start a business, Veteran Lawn Care. He invested in some used mowers and borrowed a truck from his brother-in-law. He grew the business s... Read More ▶


A National Strategy to Prevent Veteran Suicide

With COVID-19 accelerating veteran unemployment and economic uncertainty, a whole of government approach to tackling veteran suicide inclusive of private industry and academia is needed now more than ever. Recently, Veterans Administration Secreta... Read More ▶


Sarah Chen Contributes Her Employment Success to Onward to Opportunity

Sarah Chen, a military spouse at Joint Base San Antonio, recently graduated from IVMF’s Onward to Opportunity program. Thanks to her hard work in the O2O program – even through a pandemic and lockdown - she got hired as a freelance project manage... Read More ▶


Why Hiring a Veteran During COVID-19 Could Help Your Business

There is no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on industries across the globe. While businesses go back to hiring, it's important to keep veterans top of mind as they are the ones who have always known how to navigate through challeng... Read More ▶


Alan Llanas: Risk and Compliance Project Manager at Amazon

Making the transition from the United States Army to the private sector was one of the more stressful times I have experienced in my adult life, especially at the beginning of a pandemic. Serving my country as a first-generation America was one of th... Read More ▶


Why Veteran and Military Spouse Entrepreneurs are Critical to the US economy

Misty Stutsman Fox, IVMF's Director of the Entrepreneurship and Small Business portfolio discussed with Fox News why it is crucial to the US economy to empower veterans now more than ever. You can catch the short clip below. Watch the latest video... Read More ▶


Understanding New York State Veteran Needs During COVID-19

On August 14th, 2020, Dr. J. Michael Haynie, Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, spoke before the New York State Joint Public Hearing to discuss the New York State veteran needs d... Read More ▶


Vice Chancellor Dr. Michael Haynie Testifies Before New York State Legislature on COVID-19 Implications for Veterans

J. Michael Haynie, vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and innovation and executive director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), testified before the New York State Legislature on Friday, Aug. 14, during a hearing on t... Read More ▶


Alange Castelly: Transportation Operations Manager at the United States Air Force Academy

Not knowing when the right time is to focus on your transition instead of your military obligations is one of the many struggles for many transitioning service members. One of the requirements of the Onward to Opportunity program is a document that r... Read More ▶