VetSmallBiz Winner ‘Exercises’ Bold Business Plan for the Win

By Kathryn Thomas, Navy Veteran and Owner of Yoga 4 Change. Kathryn won 2nd place - $25,000 - and "Best Social Venture" at our VetSmallBiz Growth Challenge sponsored by The Marcus Foundation.  From the age of eleven, I always wanted to be a Navy H... Read More ▶


Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) at Louisiana State University (LSU)

Aspiring veteran entrepreneurs converge on campus for intensive nine-day residency to learn the ‘nuts and bolts’ of business ownership. Baton Rouge, LA –  Nine disabled veterans from New York, Indiana, Georgia, Missouri, and Rhode Island ha... Read More ▶


Simulations Guide Veterans Facing Challenges in Higher Education

Syracuse University researchers from The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), the Office of Military Affairs (OVMA) and the School of Education (SOE) collaborate to develop simulated interaction models (SIMs) for veterans transitionin... Read More ▶


Leaders at IVMF and OVMA Share Their Knowledge at a Conference Dedicated to Empowering Student Veterans

IVMF and OVMA staff members share veteran-friendly practices and STEM career opportunities to audience of more than 1,700 at conference aimed at empowering student veterans. Leaders from the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Sy... Read More ▶


Military Spouse Entrepreneurs Share Top Takeaways from V-WISE Phoenix

It’s not every day that two military spouses with six kids between them and active duty military husbands get to meet up in a gorgeous location for three days of GIRL BOSS learning, networking and growth. But that’s exactly what MadSkills co-foun... Read More ▶


The Institute for Veterans and Military Families and the Schultz Family Foundation Launch Veteran Support Network in Washington State

  “WAServes” is the eighth regional network in the country; improves quality of care and access to critical services for service members, veterans and their families. SEATTLE, WA (March 2, 2017) – The Institute for Veterans and Milita... Read More ▶


Final Contestants for Small Business Competition Reach Finish Line

The VetSmallBiz Growth Challenge is a unique business competition for veterans and military spouses sponsored by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Contest prizes total $100,000. Winners will be announced on Friday, March 3, 2017. ATL... Read More ▶


VetSmallBiz Growth Challenge: Unique Perspectives

We recently chatted with a group of 10 military veteran business owners competing in the VetSmallBiz Growth Challenge - an initiative powered by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University and supported by The Marcu... Read More ▶


Florida State University & The Jim Moran Institute Welcome Military Family Members to EBV-F

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2017) —  Florida State University and the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship will welcome 25 caregivers of veterans and family members of active duty military to its 2017 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veter... Read More ▶


The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University Releases Request For Proposals (RFP) to Manage Coordinated Network of Care and Services for Veterans, Service Members and their Families in San Antonio Region

SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 15, 2017) — Since 2013, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University has brought together service providers and organizations from the public, private and nonprofit sectors in communities around t... Read More ▶