Center of Excellence for Veteran Entrepreneurship (COE)
The mission of the Center of Excellence (COE) for Veteran Entrepreneurship is to create, collect, organize, and share knowledge, resources, and networks to advance entrepreneurial opportunities for transitioning service members, veterans, and their families. This is accomplished through the development and delivery of innovative programs and educational resources; timely and relevant research and policy analysis; and by cultivating veteran-connected ecosystems across the United States.
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.
This first-of-its-kind national initiative supports the success of veteran, service member, and military spouse-owned businesses by connecting them with entrepreneurial education and training, small business resources and solutions, and commerce and supplier opportunities.The Coalition advocates for and supports businesses operated by the greater military and veteran community, including both business-to-business and business-to-consumer models.
EDGE – A 4-day event is dedicated solely to veteran and military spouse business owners and the ecosystem that supports them. Stakeholders, veteran and military-spouse business owners from around the country gathered to network, and learn about the latest opportunities, best practices, and resources available to their growing companies.
VetSource – This one-day event seeks to help veteran and military spouse business owners gain valuable resources, information, and best practices around corporate supplier diversity and procurement readiness. Our goal is to help them grow their companies and find supplier opportunities.
Post Program Support -IVMF’s Post Program Support helps EBV and V-WISE Program graduates start and grow their businesses. The Post Program Support brings together professors, entrepreneurs, other individuals and companies who are willing to share their expertise in the different facets of business and entrepreneurship. It also includes free access to a LInkedIn Premium account.