InLab@HCC Veterans

Veteran Inspired Initiatives

Through strong collaborative partnerships with many local, regional, and national partners the InLab@HCC team has built a nationally recognized entrepreneurship program. Over the past four years we have identified significant synergy between civilian social entrepreneurs and military Veterans. As such, we have empowered Veterans - Vetrepreneurs, and social entrepreneurs to work together and transform our community one social business at a time.

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The STRIVE program offers Veterans, active duty, Reserve/Guard, and their spouses the opportunity to take an early-stage business, or business idea through a rigorous 6-week training program. STRIVE graduates qualify to apply for Business Seed Funding.

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Operation Startup

Operation Startup is an innovation lab and co-working space providing early stage social entrepreneurs,HCC students, and the military veteran start-up community (vetrepreneurs) access to mentoring, educational programs, co-working, early stage business accelerator, events, and networking opportunities.

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Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Symposium (VETS)

Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual Symposium Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Get advice from experts on how to manage, fund, market, and build your business. Cash and other prizes valued at $12,000.

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Community Navigator Pilot Program

Powered by the US Small Business Association & Syracuse University

An initiative of the American Rescue Plan, the SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program is designed to reduce barriers for underrepresented and underserved entrepreneurs and improve access to programs and resources they need to recover, grow, or start businesses.

Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)

The IVMF is based out of Syracuse University and has a huge array of programs and services for for service members, veterans and their families.

  • Institute for Veterans and Military Families

    The IVMF and its staff of more than 100 professionals deliver class-leading programs in career, vocational and entrepreneurship education and training, providing service members, veterans and their families with the skills needed to be successful in education, work and life. The IVMF also coordinates comprehensive collective impact strategies; and works with communities and nonprofits to enhance service delivery for veterans and their families.