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.
Day & Time: TBD
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: Core Values, Pitch, & Business Plan
Week 2: Sales Strategies
Week 3: Social Media Bootcamp
Week 4: Small Business Insurance
Week 5: Talent Management/ Core Values
Week 6: Traditional, Digital Marketing & SEO
Week 7: Cash Flow Management
Week 8: Legal Considerations
Week 9: Financial Projections
Week 10: Selection Committee Pitches
I tell anyone daydreaming of starting a business to apply to Bad Girl Ventures (Aviatra). This program helped me turn an idea into a plan. I believe that much of the success we experienced with Harness Cycle Hingetown upon opening was a result of the thoughtful planning that BGV guided me through. Nearly four years later we are thriving and about to open our second cycling studio + activewear boutique in Downtown Cleveland on East 6th & Euclid. —Anne Hartnett, Aviatra Graduate, Spring 2012