Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities

Learn the steps and stages of business creation, with a tailored emphasis on the unique challenges and opportunities associated with being a veteran business owner.

  • Post 9/11 veteran with a service-connected disability

  • 30 days – online
  • 9 days – residential training
  • 12 months post program support
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Families

Offering small business training and a vocational, economic path forward for military spouses and family members, or surviving spouse of a military member who gave his or her life in service to our country.

  • Military family members who serve in a caregiver role to a veteran with a service-connected disability

  • 30 days – online
  • 9 days –  residential training
  • 12 months post program support
Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Providing women veterans and military spouses the training, networking and mentorship supports they need to be successful in turning a small business idea or start-up into a growing venture.

  • Women veterans
  • Active-duty women
  • Women military spouses/life partners

  • 15 days – online
  • 3 day – conference
  • 12 months post program support
Center of Excellence for Veteran Entrepreneurship

A one-stop resource connecting thousands of service providers to the veteran and military-connected entrepreneurs who need them.

  • National Entrepreneurship Resource Database
  • Best Practices for Educators and Training Programs
  • Supportive Services
Coalition for Veteran Owned Business

Supporting the success of veteran, service member, and military spouse-owned businesses by demystifying the process and connecting business owners to commerce and supply opportunities.

  • Resources to connect small business owners with education, lending and networks for entrepreneurs
  • Solutions, products and services in a collaborative, accessible manner

Transitioning from military to civilian life presents unique challenges. To make things easier and provide structure, a few of the leading organizations in veteran career development have combined forces to create one efficient, easy place to start.

  • A free, online resource for veterans and military families innovative networking tools
  • Career training
  • Job opportunities
  • Entrepreneurship classes
V-WISE Innovation Cup 2017

Have a great product, service, crazy innovation or business idea?

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University and Smart & Sexy invite you to join the V-WISE Innovation Cup competition.  It’s your chance to win $15,000!

If you are a female veteran or military spouse, hone your idea pitch and present in 90 seconds or less at our V-WISE Conference in Louisville, August 11-13, 2017.

The Innovation Cup is sponsored by Smart & Sexy, whose brand mission supports women’s charities and organizations with the sale of their high-quality garments.

Click here to enter the competition, you must submit an executive summary and a video of yourself pitching your concept by 11:59 p.m., June 30, 2017.