A Special Thank You to our Partners and Sponsors


Michigan Veteran Trust Fund

The Michigan Veterans Trust Fund (MVTF) has been helping veterans and their families with the necessary assistance for over 75 years.  Whether by providing emergency grants to veterans or investing in programs that benefit and support Michigan’s veteran community, we are committed to empowering veterans to lead lives characterized by service, dignity, and self-reliance.  The MVTF is located within the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) which provides support, care, advocacy, and service to veterans and their families.  Information on the MVTF and other services and programs for veterans are available by calling (800) MICH-VET.  The expansion of the MVE-Lab program has been made possible by the generous support and partnership with the MVTF.  In the summer of 2021, the MVTF granted Grand Valley State University a grant to expand the MVE program across various regions in the state.

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Logo of the National Veteran Business Development Council

MVE-Lab is a member of the National Veteran Business Development Council Task Force

The primary role of the NVBDC Military and Veteran Organization Task Force is to focus on pursuing and achieving tactical and strategic objectives by partnering with organizations having equal goals to help Veteran Businesses.  

The aim of NVBDC is to work with economic development leaders to identify their Veteran business owner members and provide them with information about NVBDC and the importance of certification, while creating reciprocal business relationships that will enhance our values and directives as a Veteran business support agency.

Every cohort of MVE-Lab includes information about becoming a certified Veteran-owned/Service-disabled Veteran-owned business.

The Secchia Military and Veterans' Resource Center-GVSU

The Secchia Military and Veterans' Resource Center at GVSU provides support for veterans, active service members, and their families. The SMVRC focuses on supporting the transition from military to university student, academic success and degree completion, and the transition to successful post-military careers and professions. Support services include highly specialized GI Bill ® certifying officials, a full-time military and veteran resource manager, trained peer-advisors, veteran-specific job coaching and networking opportunities, counseling and mentoring, disability accommodations, and flexible deployment accommodations.

If you are or know a military-connected student who has identified as a veteran and needs assistance, please contact the Military & Veterans Resource Center or visit the GVSU Veterans' website.

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