The InnoVet program is Boston’s first veteran-focused business incubator, designed to connect, inspire, and support military veterans as they establish and grow businesses. InnoVet, in collaboration with corporations, investors, and associations will provide dedicated resources and opportunities to veteran entrepreneurs in Massachusetts.
InnoVet, operated under the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes organization, will partner with veteran owned businesses across the state. A business mentor network, professional consulting services, and an educational curriculum focused on business fundamentals will be available to veterans through this program. InnoVet will host regularly scheduled networking events, speaking engagements and startup showcases, designed to engage veterans and entrepreneurs of all kinds.
The future home of InnoVet will be steps away from the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial. InnoVet will feature an open concept co-working space with dedicated offices for member companies, meeting rooms, and an assembly space for events and presentations.
Located in Boston’s newest corporate epicenter in partnership with WS Development, the InnoVet office will serve as a hub for innovation and collaboration for veterans.
InnoVet is the second phase of a merger between Mass Fallen Heroes and The Veteran Entrepreneur Series. MFH and Veteran’s Edge has been supporting the Series programmatically over the last four years.
WS Development, the developer of Boston’s Seaport project, is working with the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes organization to identify space to house the MFH Innovets program in the Seaport to give veteran entrepreneurs the opportunity to thrive in the heart of Boston’s innovation economy while sharing their successes with the surrounding community through public programming, youth mentorship, and other civic engagement activities.
“We are proud to partner with Massachusetts Fallen Heroes to honor, support, and empower Gold Star families and veterans across the Commonwealth” said Yanni Tsipis, Senior Vice President, Seaport at WS Development. “The Innovets program will provide a unique accelerator for veteran entrepreneurs to benefit from the energy and resources of Boston’s innovation economy.”