IGNITE

About V-WISE IGNITE


IGNITE is a one-day entrepreneurship training event offered in cities across the United States. This program is the perfect option for veterans, active duty, and military spouses/life-partners who are just beginning to explore the opportunity of small business ownership as a post-service career path. The program features nationally acclaimed speakers, expert instructors, local & military friendly business resource providers, and successful veteran & military spouse entrepreneurs who will help participants to:

  • Explore the lifestyle of an entrepreneur
  • Discover the pathways to small business ownership
  • Connect to the community of support available to aspiring veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs

IGNITE is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the generous philanthropic support of corporate and foundation partners nationwide.

What You Will Experience

  • Nationally acclaimed speakers, expert instructors, local & military friendly business resource providers, and successful veteran women & military spouse entrepreneurs
  • An exploration the lifestyle of an entrepreneur
  • Introduction to the many pathways to small business ownership
  • Connection to the community of support available to aspiring women veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs

Length

IGNITE is a one-day entrepreneurship training event

Questions? Contact Us

Phone: (315) 443-6898

Email: IVMFeducation@syr.edu

Eligibility

  • Honorably discharged women veterans of any military branch and service era, including National Guard and Reserve components
  • Active duty women service members of any military branch, including National Guard and Reserve components

Cost

  • A registration fee of approximately $25 will be determined by city. Not all IGNITE programs will be subject to a registration fee.
  • Breakfast, lunch and materials are provided during the event.
  • Participants are responsible for their transportation costs to and from the event location (to include parking fees when applicable) and for any lodging required.

Pitch Competition


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IGNITE Virtual Pitch Competition – December 2nd, 2020

Do you have a product, service, innovation, or business idea? Apply now to pitch your idea at our first-ever virtual pitch competition during IGNITE for a chance to compete for a portion of $10,000 that will be awarded in capital sponsored by AUSA and Courage and Sacrifice!

Required Items for Submission:

  • DD214 or Leave & Earning Statement (LES)
  • Executive Summary for Business or Idea
  • Private YouTube Link to 90 Second Video Pitch

Apply to Pitch Competition


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Do you know a woman veteran, active duty service member, or military spouse/life partner with a passion for entrepreneurship and a desire to start or grow her own business? If so, refer her to one of the nation’s best entrepreneurship training programs today!

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