NEW! EBV Accelerate

Take your business to the next level! EBV Accelerate is a 3-phase program that gives veterans with a successful business the tools and coaching to propel their business to the next phase: sustainable growth.


ELIGIBILITY
  • Open to all veteran business owners – 50% or more ownership maintained by veteran In business for 3 or more years
  • Must employ 5 or more full time employees
  • Veteran business owner must have served active duty with honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions
  • Graduates of other IVMF programs are eligible

LENGTH
  • Phase 1 – 2 weeks online
  • Phase 2 – 3-day residency
  • Phase 3 – Resources to support the growth of your business
Boots to Business & Follow On Courses
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For those interested in exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan.


ELIGIBILITY
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship – 2-day course: Open to service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, and their spouses.
  • Eligibility for Follow On Courses: Completion of the Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2-day course, whether Boots to Business or Reboot.

LENGTH
  • Step 1: Introduction to Entrepreneurship, 2-Day Course
  • Step 2: Two 3-week courses with a 2-week rest period
Center of Excellence for Veteran Entrepreneurship
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A one-stop resource connecting thousands of service providers to the veteran and military-connected entrepreneurs who need them.


WHAT YOU’LL FIND
  • National Entrepreneurship Resource Database
  • Best Practices for Educators and Training Programs
  • Supportive Services
Coalition for Veteran Owned Business
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.


WHAT YOU’LL FIND
  • Resources to connect small business owners with education, lending and networks for entrepreneurs
  • Solutions, products and services in a collaborative, accessible manner
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities
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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.


ELIGIBILITY
  • Post 9/11 veterans

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


ELIGIBILITY
  • Military family members who serve in a caregiver role to a veteran

LENGTH
  • 30 days – online
  • 9 days –  residential training
  • 12 months post program support
V-WISE IGNITE
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Helping women veterans and military spouses explore the opportunity of small business ownership as a post-service career path.

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

LENGTH
  • One-day conference
Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship
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.


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

LENGTH
  • 15 days – online
  • 3 day – conference
  • 12 months post program support
VETNET
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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.


WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE
  • A free, online resource for veterans and military families innovative networking tools
  • Career training
  • Job opportunities
  • Entrepreneurship classes