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 a cash prize 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, June 20th, 2018 – Wednesday, August 29th, 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: $600 per person / $250 for additional business partners
Week 1: June 20th: Core Values, Pitch, & Business Plan
Week 2: June 27th: Sales Strategies
Week 3: July 11th: Social Media Bootcamp
Week 4: July 18th: Small Business Insurance
Week 5: July 25th: Talent Management/ Core Values
Week 6: August 1st: Traditional, Digital Marketing & SEO
Week 7: August 8th: Cash Flow Management
Week 8: August 15th: Legal Considerations
Week 9: August 22nd: Financial Projections
Week 10: August 29th: Selection Committee Pitches
August 30th “Flight Night”- Open pitch to the public!
“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 Spring 2018 LAUNCH class is June 6th, 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.