Get Involved

The goal of the V-WISE program is to provide our women veterans and military spouses with the training, professional networks, and support required to successfully launch and grow a business.  V-WISE with the support of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University relies on the generosity of organizations and individual donors in order to support our operations, expand our research capacity, and help us provide educational programming at minimal cost to our veterans and spouses.

There are many ways to support the V-WISE program:

Refer a Friend

Embolden future women veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs.

Do you know a woman veteran, active duty service member, or military spouse/life partner with a passion for entrepreneurship and a desire to start or grow her own business?  If so, refer her to one of the nation’s best entrepreneurship training programs today!

Refer a Friend

Donate to V-WISE

Support the programmatic costs of V-WISE.

Your generous, tax deductible donation to the V-WISE program enables us to train and support hundreds of veteran women and military spouses pursue their next mission, business ownership.

Make a Donation

Sponsor a V-WISE Conference

Empower women veterans and military spouses with small business education.

Sponsoring a V-WISE conference enables hundreds of women veterans and military spouses to pursue small business ownership in a safe, structured and supportive learning environment among a community of best in class speakers, instructors, and resource partners.  Learn more here.

To inquire about becoming a V-WISE sponsor, please contact:

Tina Kapral, IVMF Senior Director of Education & Training
Phone: (315) 443-8795


Become an Influencer

Create impact as a speaker, instructor, or resource partner.

V-WISE is always on the lookout for new speakers/instructors and resource partners for our V-WISE program and conferences. Interested in sharing your story or expertise with the V-WISE women? Please share your interest with us by filling out the form at the link below.

Apply to become a V-WISE Speaker/Instructor Apply to become a V-WISE Resource Partner


…of program participants reported high satisfaction ratings regarding V-WISE content, instructors, guest speakers and staff.


…of V-WISE graduates have launched a new venture, or report a positive impact of the program related to growing an existing venture.


…of program participants reported their overall experience at the V-WISE conference to be positively related to their business needs.