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Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship – Louisville, KY

August 11 @ 8:00 am - August 13 @ 5:00 pm


Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) is a premier training program in entrepreneurship and small business management. V-WISE helps women veterans and female military spouses/partners find their passion and learn the business savvy skills necessary to turn an idea or start-up into a growing venture. The three-phases of the program include a 15-day online course (Phase I), 3-day entrepreneurship training event (Phase II), and ongoing mentorship, training and support opportunities for graduates launching or growing their business (Phase III).

V-WISE is operated 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 (SBA) and the generous philanthropic support of corporate and foundation partners nationwide.


  • Honorably discharged women veterans of any military branch and service era, including National Guard and Reserve components
  • Active duty women service members of any military branch, including National Guard and Reserve components
  • Women spouses/same-sex life partners of above (including widowed spouses/partners)

Participants must be able to complete the online component of the program and be able to travel to one of the mandatory conferences.


August 11 @ 8:00 am
August 13 @ 5:00 pm