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 multi-state organization, educating over 2,000 of female entrepreneurs. From its inception in 2010, Aviatra’s effectiveness has been proven as it rapidly has grown to serve women throughout Ohio and Northern Kentucky, and has granted over $1,000,000 in low-interest loans. Our women have received over $10 million in follow-on funding and have generated over $1 billion in revenues.
Learn more about the program from one of our Aviatra Alumni: