The Center of Excellence (COE) for Veteran Entrepreneurship unites veteran-owned businesses (VOBs), researchers, small business program managers, policymakers, resources, and private and public companies in an organized effort to make transitioning servicemembers, Veterans, and their families successful business owners. The Center is designed to be, and function as, the hub of veteran business ownership. This is accomplished by leveraging the resources and established networks of Syracuse University, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), and their partners and the bringing together of all relevant stakeholders and networks into a cohesive ecosystem focused on veteran/spouse-owned small business.
To be the nation’s premier center of research, trusted thought leadership, and innovative programming positioned to advance opportunities for transitioning servicemembers, veterans, and their families to successfully pursue business ownership in America.
The mission of the Center of Excellence for Veteran Entrepreneurship is to create, collect, organize, and share knowledge, resources, and networks to advance entrepreneurial opportunities for transitioning servicemembers, veterans, and their families. This is accomplished through the development and delivery of innovative programs and educational resources; timely and relevant research and policy analysis; and by cultivating veteran-connected ecosystems across the United States.