AVIATRA ACCELERATORS EXISTS TO EMPOWER FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS.
We enable women to start and sustain businesses by giving them the resources they need to be successful. Through our expertise in business basics, guidance from mentors and coaches, and access to capital, we continuously encourage our members to move forward, and we embrace them when they return, helping to refuel and reignite their passions.
We currently serve markets in Dayton & Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky.
THE STORY BEHIND THE AVIATRA NAME
Over the past 12 years or so, the woman entrepreneur and her experiences in the US have both evolved. We have watched the landscape change from boot strapping being the primary source of funding and support, to one that is becoming more and more supportive of the female founder. Aviatra, as an organization, has constantly kept up with our founders and the world in which they live and work. We did a deep dive into our brand and our founders and what rose to the top were uplifting attributes – soaring, supported my climb, wind beneath my wings, launch, take off, kept me in the air…This brand theme came alive with the name “Aviatra” The new name is a combination of the Latin words for bird (avis) and open to the sky (atria). It’s meant to embody the spirit of women aviators like Amelia Earhart and Women Air Force Service Pilots who served during World War II, always depending on each other in cohorts. Still today, Aviatra is supporting the trajectory of our founders, while encouraging the support of the Aviatra cohort community.