VWISE offers FREE Entrepreneurship Training for Women Veterans

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 (IVMF) at Syracuse University. 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 (Phase I) and be able to travel to one of the mandatory conferences (Phase II) throughout the country. The next conference will be in Atlanta late January 2019 and applications are open now.

Apply for V-WISE Atlanta!