Ignite

About V-WISE IGNITE


Welcome aspiring women veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs! V-WISE IGNITE was created to help women veterans, active duty service women, and women military spouses/life-partners explore the opportunity of small business ownership as a post-service career path.

V-WISE IGNITE, newly launched in November 2016, is a one-day entrepreneurship training event offered in cities across the United States. This program is the perfect option for women veterans, active duty service women, and women 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 women & 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 women veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs

V-WISE IGNITE is operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF). It is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 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
  • 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
    • Women spouses/same-sex life partners of above (including widowed spouses/partners)
  • Length

    IGNITE is a one-day entrepreneurship training event

     

  • 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.