Center of Practice
NACCE is excited to partner with Institute for Veterans & Military Families (IVMF), whose mission is “to empower service members, veterans, and their families through actionable research, innovative programs, and insightful analytics,” with the launch of our new Veteran Entrepreneurship Center of Practice. IVMF is the perfect complement to our organization and driven to provide measurable impact throughout our community college network. Their Startup Training Resources to Inspire Veteran Entrepreneurship (STRIVE) program is part of a landmark initiative that transforms veterans and military family members into entrepreneurs. STRIVE is currently delivered in partnership with NACCE member colleges Hillsborough Community College (Tampa, FL) and East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN). The program leverages networks and education resources in local communities to support and advance aspiring veteran entrepreneurs, as well as veterans who have recently started a business and need support to navigate common barriers to startup success.
Through the success of this proven model, we at NACCE are looking for other member colleges to join the STRIVE Consortium in 2021 to help scale and grow our national impact in supporting veteran entrepreneurs. Is your college interested in getting involved? Complete the interest form linked below, and we will be in touch!