Elvis Avdić is the Advisor for IVMF Post-Program Support, responsible for maintaining open lines of communication with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) entrepreneurship program graduates, as well as facilitating questions, advising, and connecting graduates to program support services. Elvis reviews business plans and provides mentorship and resource provider connections, and monitors student progress and provides advisement to help students make appropriate business decisions.
Prior to joining IVMF, Elvis was a business consultant at the South Side Innovation Center (SSIC), where he assisted small business owners with growing their businesses and helped individual entrepreneurs explore ideas, write business plans and start their businesses. He served as an NXlevel instructor and lead counselor, responsible for over 300 clients.
Elvis received his bachelor’s degree in marketing management from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. Originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Elvis came to the United States in 2001 and has lived in Syracuse, New York since. He is passionate about helping others and having a positive impact on communities. In his free time, Elvis assists the North Side Learning Center (NSLC) with bookkeeping, marketing and teaching financial literacy.