Aviatra Accelerators (formerly Bad Girl Ventures, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2010 with a single vision to help educate female entrepreneurs and provide them with the tools to be successful in order for them to have a significant, positive economic impact on the local community.
Many women are excellent artisans, or have great ideas for a new product or service, but lack the training to launch and run a successful company. They also struggle with obtaining capital to grow their businesses. It is our goal to take the passion that stems from these wonderful entrepreneurs, and help shape it into something more.
What started as an opportunity to help women-owned businesses in one city has grown into a statewide organization, educating hundreds of female entrepreneurs. From its inception in 2010, Aviatra’s effectiveness has been proven as it rapidly has grown to serve over 1,500 women throughout Ohio and Northern Kentucky, and help secure nearly $850,000 in low-interest loans. Our women have received over $6 million in follow-on funding and have generated over $68 million in sales revenue upon completion of our program.