Veteran and Military Connected Entrepreneurship Research Study

Purpose: The purpose of this research study is to collect information from veteran and military connected entrepreneurs about their entrepreneurship experience. More specifically, the challenges and needs of veterans and military connected entrepreneurs.

Goal: The goal of this study is to provide information and training resources to veteran service organizations in order to increase entrepreneurship, and assist veterans and military connected persons when they pursue entrepreneurship. Your input will help us better understand the shared challenges and success strategies of veteran and military connected entrepreneurs.

About the Study: The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), as part of its broader research commitment to veteran entrepreneurship and employment, and in collaboration with the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business, is exploring the topic of veteran and military connected entrepreneurship.

The study consists of interviews and a short survey. To access the survey, click here.

Focus Groups: 

Focus groups for the 2017 year have concluded. However, we’re currently taking suggestions on cities we should visit next year!

If you are interested in partaking in an interview or would like to suggest your city for future focus groups, please contact Nyasha Boldon, Research Program Manager at”

Contact information:

Nyasha Boldon,, 315-443-2574

Rosalinda Maury,, 315-443-0172

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