(V–WISE) is a premier training program in entrepreneurship and small business management. V–WISE helps women veterans, service members and military spouses/life partners find their passion and learn the business savvy skills necessary to turn an idea or start-up into a growing venture.
- Online Course (Phase I): Monday, July 17th – Friday, August 4th2017
- Conference (Phase II): Friday, August 11th – Sunday, August 13th 2017 at The Louisville Marriott Downtown
Cost & Logistics: Participants are responsible for a one-time $75 registration fee, travel to/from the conference, and one dinner on your own during the event. V-WISE provides all educational materials, two nights of lodging during the event (private room) and all meals except one dinner.
Application Site: http://vwise.vets.syr.edu/apply
Program Website: http://vwise.vets.syr.edu/
Who Should Attend: Honorably discharged women veterans and active women service members of any service branch or era (including National Guard and Reserves), and women military spouses/same-sex life partners (including widowed spouses/partners) who plan to launch or grow a small business venture.
What To Expect:
- Phase I – is a 15-day, instructor-led, online course focused on basic skills of entrepreneurship and the language of business.
- Phase II – is a 2.5-day residency where participants are exposed to accomplished entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship educators from across the U.S. This phase also includes more than 20 hours of instruction in the “nuts & bolts” of business ownership. It is intense and designed to both educate and motivate.
- Phase III – involves ongoing support and mentorship delivered through V-WISE Biz – a robust, comprehensive network of mentors and national partnerships.
Why Attend: For those considering entrepreneurship as a career path, we invite you to join us to –
- Open the door to economic opportunity by developing competencies in creating and sustaining an entrepreneurial venture
- Connect with other veteran/military spouse entrepreneurs
- Network with local business resource partners
Phone: (315) 443-6898
V-WISE is another premier entrepreneurship training program powered by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF). It is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the generous philanthropic support of corporate and foundation partners nationwide.