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Education, Connections & Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

Grow your business faster and with more confidence.

Small Business Owner

For new women entrepreneurs:

Validate your business idea and set up your business for success.


For women whose businesses are 1-3 years old: Dive deep into business essentials

to rocket your growth 


For all women in business:

Learn and network at monthly workshops and events

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For early-stage entrepreneurs:

Learn online to start a successful business

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Women entrepreneurs are changing the world, building their wealth and owning their
futures. If you're one of these bold women (or would like to be), we can help.

Start and growAviatra Accelerators enables women to start and grow their 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 give women the tools and confidence to move forward.


Stay connected: We stay connected to our alumni, helping them continue to refuel, learn, and grow.

Nonprofit status: Aviatra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2010. We have offices in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, OH.

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My business just hit $1M in revenue and I wouldn't be where I am today without Aviatra.

-Mavis Linneman-Clark, owner of Delish Dish Catering & Events

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Aviatra events

Upcoming Aviatra events

Join us at an Aviatra event or search our calendar of events for entrepreneurs presented by some of our partners.

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Reset Your Mindset: workshop, networking, happy hour$10
When/Where: April 12 in Covington & April 18 in Cincinnati

Business coach Jen Sheffel gets real with the mindset challenges that come with being a woman entrepreneur.

As a woman business owner herself, Action Coach Jen Sheffel understands the challenges that come with growing a business. In this workshop, she'll share ways to reframe and overcome Impostor Syndrome so you can achieve your goals and dreams.


This workshop is brought to you by Aviatra Accelerators and is sponsored by Heritage Bank. Heritage Bank is one of the 10 largest banks in greater Cincinnati and resolutely independently owned by people who call this region home, too. Heritage Bankers are inspired by the passion, innovation, and tenacity exhibited by businesswomen in our region. As small banking specialists, they are here for women ready to start a business, grow an existing business, or put their personal finances on a better track. Heritage Bank. Member FDIC

When: Wed. April 12, 4:30-6:30
Where: Aviatra Accelerators, 114 W. Pike St.

When: Tues. April 18, 4:30-6:30
Where: TBD

April 18 link coming soon
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Explore Bootcamp
Start making your business dreams come true.
Cost: $295

Do you have a business idea but don’t know how to begin? Are you in the process of launching a business?

Or do you own a very new business and want to make sure it's off to a good start?


Join Aviatra Accelerators, in partnership with First Financial Bank and Goldman Sachs, for our first 2023 EXPLORE® Bootcamps! Each is 4.5 hours per day for two days, where you'll learn, network and build out your business concept. Parking, dinner on Day 1 and lunch on Day 2 are included.

West Chester
When: Fri. & Sat. April 28 & 29
Where: West Chester, OH

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Side Hustle without the Hustle
Set up your side business in 7 days
Cost: Free

A side hustle can be a second income stream that's based on your unique talents and interests.

Learn how to set up a side business in just 7 days by getting scrappy and focusing only on what's necessary (and ignoring what's not).

The free workshop, open to everyone with a business idea, comes with a workbook and additional resources to make it easy to get started.

When: Sat. April 22, 10:30am-noon
Where: Cincinnati, OH at the African American Chamber of Commerce

WOB Crawl
(Woman-Owned Business Crawl)

Shop, sip & nibble at more than 2 dozen woman-owned businesses in Covington

When: Sun. April 23, 1:00-7:00pm

Ticket cost: $20

Grab your friends for a fun day of shopping and eating at some of the many woman-owned businesses in Covington's downtown and MainStrasse neighborhoods.

You'll start at Aviatra Accelerators to get your map and wristband. Then visit the businesses on the map, enjoying the wine, water and light bites at each one. Meet the owners, get special discounts and connect with the woman-led business community in NKY.

All proceeds go to support women entrepreneurs in our region.

Events calendar

Greater Cincinnati events calendar

To help you on your entrepreneurial journey, we include partner events, workshops and more.

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Browse our latest blog posts below and visit our Resources page for additional helpful information and connections.

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