From Locker Room to Boardroom

Former NHL players Clint Malarchuk and Mike Gaul are using a new playbook to chart life after hockey, drafted during the 2015 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilites By Rob Enslin Some of you are too young to remember Jim Murray, who made a brief splash with the Los Angeles Kings in the ‘60s, but […]

Saint Joseph’s University Joins Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities Program Consortium

SJU joins national consortium of world-class schools offering entrepreneurship and small business management training to post 9/11 veterans The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), an entrepreneurial and small business education program founded in 2007 at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University (SU), and operated by SU’s Institute for Veterans and Military […]

SBA Administrator Visits Syracuse University

Maria Contreras-Sweet speaks at Whitman School’s WISE Conference and visits IVMF Maria Contreras-Sweet, the 24th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet, traveled to Syracuse University yesterday to serve as the keynote speaker for the Whitman School’s annual WISE Conference. During her visit, Contreras-Sweet made a stop […]

Wayne Westervelt Appointed as Director of Communications to Support Syracuse University’s IVMF and Office of Veteran and Military Affairs

The Vice Chancellor of Veteran and Military Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Westervelt, as director of communications.  In this role, Wayne will lead the media relations and communication efforts of Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), and the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA) at Syracuse University. […]

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University Argues for Greater Collective Purpose and Coordination in Veterans Services

Paper draws on public health and management research to make a case for greater coordination and collective impact among veteran service providers in communities; highlights preliminary outcomes from its first coordinated service provider network in New York City. The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) today released a report that underscores […]

Semifinalists Announced in “Realizing Your Dream” Business Competition for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Citi and IVMF to Award $130,000 in Seed Funding to Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Citi and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) announced today the 20 semifinalists for the 2015 round of the Citi SalutesSM: Realizing Your Dream Business Competition. The semifinalists consist of both established and aspiring veteran entrepreneurs who submitted formal small business […]

U.S. Secretary of Defense Attends IVMF Roundtable Discussion, Commends IVMF’s ‘Path Breaking Work’

Honorable Ashton B. Carter is briefed on IVMF and Syracuse University’s commitment to our service members, veterans and their families Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter’s March 31 visit to Syracuse University included the unique opportunity for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) to host a roundtable discussion with the United States Secretary of […]

IVMF Recognized Among NYS Health Foundation’s “Best of 2014”

NYS Health’s Best of 2014 Report reinforces IVMF’s role in supporting returning veterans and their families in New York State The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) was recently recognized by the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) as one of the Foundation’s “Best of 2014.” The IVMF was cited in the […]

Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter to Visit IVMF March 31

U.S. DOD Secretary to visit the IVMF at Syracuse University on first domestic trip since taking office On his first domestic trip since taking office, Secretary of the United States Department of Defense Ashton B. Carter will visit Syracuse University to discuss with students and invited guests the “Future of the Force” and how the […]

Institute for Veterans and Military Families Recognized for its Work Empowering Women as Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Army Women’s Foundation honors Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship program In a ceremony on Capitol Hill last night, the Army Women’s Foundation recognized the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) for its support of women veterans and servicemembers. IVMF’s Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) program received […]

Schultz Family Foundation, U.S. Department of Defense Join with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families to Launch Innovative Military Transition Program

Grant to the IVMF supports first-of-its-kind initiative to radically change how transitioning military personnel and spouses are trained and hired for civilian jobs The Schultz Family Foundation (SFF), the U.S. Department of Defense and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) today announced the launch of Onward to Opportunity, a groundbreaking […]

J. Michael Haynie Appointed to Newly Created VA Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the appointment of J. Michael Haynie, Syracuse University’s vice chancellor for veterans and military affairs, to the department’s newly created MyVA Advisory Committee. VA Secretary Robert McDonald launched the MyVA initiative in September 2014, as part of the department’s effort to better align the VA with […]

Institute for Veterans and Military Families Announces $500,000 Grant from Intercontinental Exchange

Intercontinental Exchange is providing $500,000 to support the work of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF). IVMF recently announced the funding support and the designation of Intercontinental Exchange as an IVMF One-Star Corporate Partner over the next three years. Intercontinental Exchange is the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearinghouses […]

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University Releases Request for Proposals (RFP) to Manage NC Coordinated Veteran Family Services Network

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) is excited to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Coordination Center to lead and manage a coordinated network of North Carolina’s Charlotte/Mecklenburg area veteran and military family service providers.  Since fall of 2014, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University […]

George W. Bush Institute and IVMF Research Collaboration Results in National Summit on Nonprofit Excellence

Yesterday in Dallas, Texas, the George W. Bush Institute (GWBI) hosted a national summit of nearly 450 leaders in the veterans services landscape, including heads of government agencies, major foundations, corporate funders, nonprofit organizations, and think tanks, as well as veterans themselves. This second national summit hosted by the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative (MSI) […]

Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) Recognized as 2015 Harvard Ash Center Bright Idea in Government

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, today recognized Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) as part of the 2015 Bright Ideas program. This year’s cohort includes 124 programs from all levels of government—school districts; county, city, state, and federal agencies; as […]

Walmart Foundation Salutes North Carolina’s 770,000 Veterans through $1 Million Grant to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families

Grant reinforces Walmart’s ongoing commitment to our nation’s heroes through support of the Welcome Home North Carolina initiative The Walmart Foundation today announces a $1 million grant to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) to help kick-off the Welcome Home North Carolina (WHNC) initiative to support a three year pilot […]

First Data Chairman and CEO Frank Bisignano Announces $7 Million Partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families Housed at Syracuse University

Seven-Year Commitment Will Fund Education and Training for Veterans and Military Spouse Small Business Owners First Data, the global leader in payments technology and services solutions, today announced a new seven-year, $7 million commitment to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) to fund education, research, training and opportunities for transitioning […]

Military veterans with disabilities to attend entrepreneurship bootcamp at Louisiana State University

Entrepreneurship requires traits that the U.S. military instills in its service members like leadership, resilience and focus. More than 20 disabled veterans will travel to Louisiana State University (LSU) on February 20 to expand on those traits and learn the basics of business ownership during the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV). The program, […]

IVMF’s COL. (Ret.) Jim McDonough Presented with the CCME William E. Kennedy Award

Today at the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) 2015 Annual Symposium, Colonel (Ret.) James D. McDonough, Jr., IVMF Managing Director for Community Engagement and Innovation, is being presented the William E. Kennedy Award in acknowledgement of his dedication, leadership, and support of voluntary off-duty education programs throughout a career in service to the […]

V-WISE graduate Kristina Guerrero wins $100,000 investment on ABC’s Shark Tank

TurboPUP CEO to partner with FUBU founder Daymond John to grow dog food company Syracuse, N.Y. – On January 16, veteran entrepreneur Kristina Guerrero, a 2012 graduate of the Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) training program, appeared before the investor judges of ABC’s hit entrepreneurship show Shark Tank to seek investment and […]

IVMF Receives Prudential Grant to Support Veteran Entrepreneurship Training

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) recently received a $350,000 grant from Prudential Financial, Inc., that will help the institute continue to build the Technical Assistance Program (TAP) for its renowned Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV). The EBV is delivered in three phases. The first two phases include a 30-day, instructor-led […]

Women Veterans, Service Women and Military Spouses to Receive Entrepreneurship Training Jan 16-18 at V-WISE New Orleans

Conference organized by Institute for Veterans and Military Families, with support of U.S. Small Business Administration and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE), the nation’s leading entrepreneurship training program for women veterans, active duty service women, and female partners and spouses, is hosting a regional entrepreneurship training conference in New […]

Take IVMF’s Survey to Improve Veteran Organizations: Perceptions of Veterans Service Organization Best Practices and Impact

Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) has teamed with the George W. Bush Institute to release a survey to improve veteran organizations. IVMF works nationally to provide transitioning veterans the skills needed to find successful and fulfilling careers after their military service ends. In 2009, the George W. Bush Institute was founded […]

IVMF and the Bob Woodruff Foundation Team up to Send Service-Disabled Veterans to Small Business Conference

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and the Bob Woodruff Foundation, through a strategic partnership, assisted post-9/11 service-disabled veterans to attend the 2014 National Veteran Small Business Engagement, December 9-11, in Atlanta, GA. The partnership allowed veterans to apply for grants that covered conference admission fees, lodging and transportation, to […]

Pepsico Renews Commitment to Veterans Through Recycling Initiative

PepsiCo named first 3-star partner of Institute for Veteran and Military Families at Syracuse University for $2 million commitment to the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities program There are many ways to say thank you for the sacrifice and service of veterans and their families on Veterans Day. PepsiCo adds an unlikely way to […]

Citi and IVMF Launch Second Round of “Realizing Your Dream” Business Plan Competition for Veterans

Initiative Announced at First Annual Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship National Conference Citi and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) announced today the second round of the Citi Salutes: Realizing Your Dream Business Competition, a call for veterans who are established or aspiring entrepreneurs to submit formal small business plans in […]

Institute for Veterans and Military Families Hosts First-Ever Woman Veteran, Military Spouse National Conference for V-WISE Program Alumni

Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship National Graduate Training Conference is made possible through the generous support of Sam’s Club SYRACUSE, NY — The Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) program will host its first-ever National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, from November 1 – 3, 2014. More than 300 V-WISE alumni, where they will […]

Former Professional Hockey Players Join Veterans to go to Business Bootcamp

The National Hockey League Alumni Association BreakAway Program announces a new partnership with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families to benefit veterans Syracuse, NY – Grit. Perseverance. Dedication. Focus. These are just some of the traits found in great entrepreneurs. It’s why military veterans, with their battle-tested mettle, excel in entrepreneurship and why […]

Veterans with Disabilities and Caregivers of Wounded Warriors to Grow Their Businesses at Bootcamp in Atlanta

Fourth Annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities and Families National Conference, sponsored by First Data, will take veterans’ businesses to next level Nearly 1,000 Post-9/11 military veterans with disabilities and their family members have graduated from the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) since 2007. From October 24-26, 185 wounded warriors and their […]

New Pittsburgh Initiative Aims to Improve Access to Services and Resources for Veterans and their Families

Pittsburgh’s leading nonprofit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and corporations will convene at Google’s local Bakery Square headquarters tomorrow (Oct. 21, 2014) to launch an initiative led by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and The Heinz Endowments to create a coordinated network of service providers that are committed to creating stronger, […]

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Graduates at the University of Connecticut Tonight

Hartford, CT – Tonight, twenty-six Post-9/11 military veterans will graduate from one of the top entrepreneurship programs in the country on the campus of the University of Connecticut. The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), which began October 3rd, will culminate with a dinner tonight featuring a keynote speech from noted West Point graduate, […]

IVMF Announces New Community-Based Initiatives in Support of Record Department of Veterans Affairs Funding

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) expands its successful community-based initiatives beyond technical assistance to build networks of resources In recognition of the VA’s announcement of an additional $207 million for community-based organizations supporting homeless and at-risk veterans and their families, the Institute of Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse […]

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