Entrepreneurship - D'Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families


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 192,000 veterans and we are just getting started. Arm yourself for entrepreneurship success with the IVMF’s entrepreneurship programs.

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The right information and resources can make all the difference in the success of your small business. The COE Veteran Entrepreneurship Resource Library offers original and curated content like articles, videos, data infographics and websites that deliver insights and advice to help you on your journey. Bookmark us and visit us often to help ensure you have everything you need to succeed.

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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 entrepreneurship will arm you for success in entrepreneurship. Learn more.

Entrepreneurship Programs

Larry Broughton speaking to EDGE participants in the Acceleration Challenge.


For veterans and spouses who are interested in starting their own business, IVMF have 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.

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IVMF have 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 businesses up and running. Learn more.

Veteran EDGE participants listening to lecture.


EBV Accelerate and the Veteran EDGE Conference are programs of  IVMF 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.

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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.