Welcome Aspiring Men and Women Veteran and Military Spouse Entrepreneurs!

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University is excited to present IGNITE D.C. at AUSA – an exclusive entrepreneurship training event for men and women veterans, active duty service men and women, and men and women military spouses/life-partners at the 2019 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition.


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IGNITE D.C. at the 2019 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition

Wednesday, October 16th 2019
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20001




Who should attend: Men and women veterans, active duty service men and women, and men and women military spouses/life-partners who are exploring the opportunity of small business ownership as a career path. 100 seats are available with 30 reserved exclusively for current AUSA members!

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.

See Agenda HERE


Why attend:

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

  • connect with other veterans and military spouses/life-partners
  • 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 Wednesday
  • By registering for IGNITE, you gain access to the full meeting and exposition, which features professional development activities October 14th – 16th 2019! Check out their full education schedule at a glance.
  • Hotel reservations can be made HERE


  • Dress for the IGNITE event is business attire. You can view the dress code for all meeting activities HERE.


For Questions or Additional Info, Contact:

Arsenal Team
Email: vwise@syr.edu