Aviatra empowers women entrepreneurs through education, connections and resources.
We help women start and grow their businesses with 3 essential types of connections they need to be successful:
Connections to experts
Connections to funding sources
Connections to other women entrepreneurs
Our Dayton office is located inside The Arcade Innovation Hub,
31 S. Main St., Suite 241, Dayton, OH 45402.
At Aviatra, we believe that the strength of your network determines the strength of your business.
We will help you validate your business idea, set up your business properly and make smart decisions that will enable it grow.
Our Vision & Values
Our vision is to build a community where women can thrive.
Relationships: We build deep and meaningful relationships.
Community: We welcome you to our community of bold entrepreneurs.
Acceptance: We believe everyone has a voice and gifts to offer.
Abundance: We know the marketplace has room for everyone.
Creativity: We think outside the box.
Passion: We work tirelessly to help you succeed.
Our Dayton Team
President & CEO
Dayton Program Manager
Aviatra's Dayton office is staffed by local business owner and Aviatra graduate, Kourtney Terry.
Kourtney works with President and CEO Jill Morenz to plan offer programs that will help women in the Dayton area start and grow their businesses with confidence.
Our Dayton Programs
Events & Programs
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When: Fri. & Sat. May 19 & 20
Where: Kettering, OH
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 the City of Kettering, First Financial Bank, Goldman Sachs and ECDI, for our May 2023 EXPLORE® Bootcamp! It's 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.
This impactful bootcamp is sponsored by the City of Kettering, ECDI Women's Business Centers, the Entrepreneurs' Center, First Financial Bank, Goldman Sachs and Sinclair College. We couldn't do this without their support.
Side Hustle without the Hustle Workshop
When: Fri. May 12, 6:00-7:30 pm
Where: Kettering, OH at the Kettering-Moraine Public Library
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.
Mastermind Hot Seat Cohort
As a business owner, you may sometimes feel lonely or have questions no one in your circle can answer. You need a mastermind!
By joining this Mastermind Hot Seats Cohort, brought to you by the Women in Business Network and Aviatra, you'll attend quarterly events, meet other women entrepreneurs and have the opportunity to get and give advice, feedback and support.
Here's how it works:
You join the cohort for the year with quarterly events. If you join after May, we will prorate the cost so you only pay for the remaining events.
You meet quarterly with the cohort for a light breakfast and networking for the first half hour.
You'll break into groups of around 10. Pre-identified members will take 20-minute turns on the "hot seat," sharing a business challenge they have.
Cohort members give advice, feedback and support.
Each cohort member will have a turn on the hot seat at least once during the year.
You'll learn from other cohort members, share your knowledge and get feedback about your specific business needs.
Hot seats are a fun, fast-paced way to improve your business and help others improve theirs.
Greater Dayton Events Calendar
Our Sponsors and Funders
Our Dayton location was originally established with a generous donation from Robyn Gentry McGee. It is now supported through grants and sponsorships from the following organizations.