Entrepreneurship

ARSENAL: Arming You For Success in Entrepreneurship


The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University is committed to supporting veterans and their families as they navigate their entrepreneurial journey. For more than a decade, the IVMF has served over 120,000 veterans and we are just getting started. Arm yourself for entrepreneurship success with the IVMF’s ARSENAL of programs.



Latest From IVMF:
 The 2021 National Survey of Military-Affiliated Entrepreneurs (NSMAE) is now open!

We use this information to provide insights to those interested in understanding the military-affiliated entrepreneurship community, and to equip military-affiliated entrepreneurs for success. The results from this survey inform the public, private, and nonprofit practitioners (SBA, VOBS, Financial Institutions, PTACs, corporations interested in collaborating with veteran-owned businesses, etc.), policymakers, and the academic community about the unique characteristics and needs of military-affiliated entrepreneurs.

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Women veteran shaking hands with other EDGE participant.

Getting Started

No matter where you are in your entrepreneurship journey, we have the programs to suit your needs. Whether you are just formulating the idea in your head and don’t know where to start, or if you are on your third year and are ready to take that next big step, IVMF’s ARSENAL will arm you for success in entrepreneurship. Learn more.


Entrepreneurship Programs


Larry Broughton speaking to EDGE participants in the Acceleration Challenge.

Ideation

For veterans and spouses who are interested in starting their own business, ARSENAL has two in-person training events available. Boots to Business (B2B) Introduction to Entrepreneurship and IGNITE is a one-day entrepreneurship training event offered in cities across the U.S.. Learn more.


Two V-WISE participants smiling for photo.

Startup

ARSENAL has 3-phase programs that assist veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs take their business idea to the next stage in development. V-WISE is a premier training program in entrepreneurship and small business management. EBV and EBV-F are programs offered that provide participants with the knowledge and tools that will help get their business up and running. Learn more.


Veteran EDGE participants listening to lecture.

Growth

EBV Accelerate and the Veteran EDGE Conference are programs of ARSENAL that provide veterans and military spouses with a successful business the tools, resources, networks and coaching necessary to grow their business. VetSource provide networking and procurement opportunities for those companies ready to expand their products and services. Learn more.


VetSource panel.

Resources

Your journey doesn’t stop after launching a successful business and IVMF understands that. We have a vast alumni network and catalog of resources to continue to support you well after you become a business owner. Learn more.


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