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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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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Boots to Business

Leads participants through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and provides the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan.

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Military Entrepreneurship Forum

A series of regionally focused entrepreneurship training events designed to connect entrepreneurs with their local business resources and entrepreneurship support partners.

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Mission to Marketplace

A full-day event that focuses on providing veteran and military spouse owned businesses in that regional area the opportunity to learn from and network with subject matter experts.

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Bunker Labs Programs

Bunker Labs Veterans in Residence

Launching a business can feel like a monumental effort just to get that first sale, let alone grow. What would happen if you dedicated 10-weeks to focus on the fundamentals need to launch and move forward?

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Bunker Labs Breaking Barriers

A virtual program that facilitates business growth and support within Asian American & Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic, and female veteran and military spouse communities.

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Bunker Labs Ambassador

The Ambassador Program unites entrepreneurial servant leaders across the country in a mission to build and build up local business ecosystems.

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Bunker Labs CEOCircle

CEOcircle is a monthly peer accountability group for growth-stage companies looking to scale.

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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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Free online resource offering innovative networking tools, career training, job opportunities and entrepreneurship classes.

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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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Veteran Capital Readiness Initiative (V-CAP)

Whether you are a transitioning service member, veteran, or military spouse, IVMF’s V-CAP connects you to the resources, services, and programs you need to thrive on your entrepreneurial journey.

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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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