LAUNCH is for female business owners who already operate a viable, well-vetted business with an established revenue stream and customer base. Entrepreneurs participating in the LAUNCH class are eligible to compete for capital to take their businesses to the next level. At the end of the LAUNCH stage, Aviatra will award up to $25,000 in low-interest loans to one or more of these businesses.
The LAUNCH class provides businesses with a three-year financial projection workbook and business plan format validated by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Each entrepreneur is assigned an individual mentor and provided with introductions to vetted service providers.
Starts: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 – Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
Day & Time: Wednesday nights from 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Aviatra Accelerators (114 W. Pike St., Covington, KY 41011)
At the end of the class, all participants will present their business plans and funding needs to the Aviatra Loan Selection Committee in a live open to the public Pitch Night.
Cost: $500 per person / $250 for additional business partners
Week 1: Core Values, Pitch, & Business Plan
Week 2: Managing Cashflow & Owning Your Numbers
Week 3: Human Capital & Talent
Week 4: Advanced Media & Marketing Mix
Week 5: Social Media Strategy
Week 6: Sales Strategies
Week 7: Managing Finances & Software
Week 8: Legal & Funding
Week 9: Live Open to the Public Pitches “Flight Night”
“Aviatra Accelerators has been an amazing experience for me and has definitely taught me a lot about my business. For the past two and half years, I’ve been working in my business instead of on it. I have done everything myself, and even though we have been successful, it has limited my growth ability. Now, not only do I have the skills to better manage and grow my business, but I also have a great network of people that has and will continue to help me grow. —Stephanie Tieman, Aviatra Graduate, Spring 2017
The deadline to apply for Aviatra’s Fall 2017 LAUNCH class is May 26th, 2018. Accepted businesses will be notified April 2nd, 2018.
Fill out the application form below and we will contact you to set up an in-person interview. No payment is required to apply.