Michigan Veteran Entrepreneur-Lab

About the Lab

The Michigan Veteran Entrepreneur-LAB (MVE-Lab) is a program that will be offered through the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI), in partnership with the GVSU Veterans Network.in an effort to give U.S. veterans and military families the skills, knowledge, and opportunities they need to develop and launch a business.

Participants will train in a cohort alongside fellow aspiring veterans while they develop business acumen, network in the Grand Rapids entrepreneurial community, as well as have access to funding presented by Grand Valley. 




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What We Provide

  • A peer group of veteran entrepreneurs 
  • Facilitated learning from GVSU 
  • Feedback on business strategy
  • Customized support
  • Access to grants and loans
  • New relationships in the  ecosystem

What we do: funding, learning, support, cohorts

We are looking for military-connected people who are:

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You know what you want and have a vision.

Flexible and Determined

It's not going to be easy! But we and your cohort will be right there with you. 


We trust that you will take advantage of these opportunities to the fullest. 

Encouraging Veterans

Grand Valley State University has been recognized by GIJOBS.com. Military Advanced Education, and Military Times for exemplary support of veterans. Additionally, GVSU has been awarded Gold status for the past three years by the Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency. 


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Page last modified July 31, 2018