Aspiring Women Veteran and Military Spouse Entrepreneurs Seminar

IGNITE D.C. is an exclusive entrepreneurship training event for women veterans, active duty service women, and women military spouses/life-partners being offered Wednesday, 10 October at the 2018 AUSA Annual Meeting by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University its Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE).

Register for IGNITE DC

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Women veterans, active duty service women, and women military spouses/life-partners who are exploring the opportunity of small business ownership as a career path.
Not a woman veteran, military servicewoman, or woman military spouse/life-partner?  You may be eligible for another of IVMF’s premier entrepreneurship and career transition programs available to veterans/service members and families nationwide. You can view all our programs & services.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Over the course of this day-long event, you will be exposed to a robust team of nationally acclaimed speakers, expert instructors, military friendly business resource providers, and successful veteran women and military spouse entrepreneurs, all prepared to help you explore the lifestyle of an entrepreneur, pathways to small business ownership, and the community of support available to you.

WHY ATTEND
If you are considering entrepreneurship as a post-service career path, we invite you to join us to:

  • Connect with other women veterans and military spouses/life-partners invite you to join
  • Network with local and national business resources
  • Learn if small business ownership is for you

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Materials, a continental breakfast, and lunch will be provided at the IGNITE event on Thursday
  • Dinner, transportation and a ticket to the El Paso Chihuahuas game that evening will also be provided to event participants

DRESS CODE
Dress is business casual.

LOCATION
Room 207AB, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

QUESTIONS
Contact the V-WISE Team via email at vwise@syr.edu or by phone: 315-443-6898.

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE FOR VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES (IVMF):
The IVMF is the first interdisciplinary national institute in higher education focused on the social, economic, education and policy issues impacting veterans and their families post-service. Through our focus on veteran-facing programming, research and policy, employment and employer support, and community engagement, the institute provides in-depth analysis of the challenges facing the veteran community, captures best practices and serves as a forum to facilitate new partnerships and strong relationships between the individuals and organizations committed to making a difference for veterans and military families.  Learn more at vets.syr.edu.

ABOUT VETERAN WOMEN IGNITING THE SPIRIT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP (V-WISE):
V-WISE provides the tools that women veterans, active duty service women and women military spouses/life-partners need to become successful entrepreneurs. V-WISE offers a start-up track, focused on potential entrepreneurs, and a growth track for participants already in business. IGNITE is the newest initiative of the IVMF and V-WISE designed for women veterans and military spouses who are just starting to explore the opportunity of entrepreneurship. V-WISE and IGNITE are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the generous philanthropic support of corporate and foundation partners nationwide. Learn more at vwise.org.