Our Programs

Career Training

Onward to Opportunity

A career skills program that provides civilian career training, professional certifications and employment services

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Veteran Program for Politics and Civic Engagement

Training program for veterans and military-connected considering careers in politics

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Veteran EDGE

EDGE is a four-day conference dedicated solely to veteran and military spouse business owners and the ecosystem that supports them.

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A women-focused training program in entrepreneurship and small business management for aspiring women entrepreneurs.

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Introduction to entrepreneurship aimed for women who are just beginning to explore the opportunity business ownership.

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A cutting-edge entrepreneurship training program teaching the steps and stages of business creation and business management.

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EBV Accelerate

Ready to take your business to the next level? EBV Accelerate is a bootcamp-style program focused on growth and tackles various topics head-on

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EBV Families

A Program that integrates training with caregiver and family matters, so participants can launch a small business while tending to family responsibilities.

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EBV Spark

A virtual training program to test their business idea and develop skills and competencies focused on the fundamentals of business.

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Coalition for Veteran Owned Business simplifies and facilitates the process of supplying goods and services to larger employees.

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Center of Excellence (COE) for Veteran Entrepreneurship is a one-stop shop for everything related to veteran-owned businesses.

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The Startup Training Resources to Inspire Veteran Entrepreneurship (STRIVE) is part of a landmark initiative that transforms military-connected into entrepreneurs.

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Resilience. Innovate. Sustain. Evaluate. – is a six-week virtual, bootcamp-style program dedicated to business owners, focused on the pivoting of their business.

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Community Services


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.

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Community of Practice

The Community of Practice is a dedicated learning network dedicated to sharing insights and best practices among community service providers and coordination centers from all over the country.

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Research, Evaluation and Policy

Applied Research

Conduct independent and sponsored nonpartisan research to identify gaps in knowledge, policy, and practice, and deliver action-oriented solutions for our partners. Our research team informs IVMF programs, guides future direction, and empowers action across the veteran and military-connected community.

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Oversee program evaluation efforts for the IVMF, lead or assist in evaluation efforts with our partners, and highlight leaders in the field. The work spans a range of evaluation approaches and methods to assess and convey outcomes.

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Public policy aimed at supporting veterans is most effective when it’s informed by evidence and experience. The IVMF empowers public sector leaders by translating insights from research and practice into better policymaking.

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Coalition for Veteran Owned Business (CVOB)

Is a 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.

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Center of Excellence for Veteran Entrepreneurship (COE)

The mission of the (COE) is to create, collect, organize, and share knowledge, resources, and networks to advance entrepreneurial opportunities for the military community.

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Digital Library

Introducing IVMF Digital Library! You can explore IVMF-authored publications as well as several curated topical collections of useful external research, information, and resources.

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Alumni Resources

As a graduate or participant of one of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families’ programs, you are a part of an ever-growing network of IVMF alumni across the globe!

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Military-Owned Shopping Guide

Shop IVMF’s military-owned shopping guide with over 500 veteran, active duty, reservists and military spouse-owned businesses!

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Higher Education

Syracuse University

Syracuse is designated as one of the top Private School for Veterans according to Military Times. The support of military-connected scholars is central to the University’s mission, and includes commitments to affordability, academic success, and a comfortable fit within the student body.

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