In continuing with its role as a central hub for entrepreneurship throughout the city of Cincinnati, the University of Cincinnati, Center for Entrepreneurship & Commercialization (CEC) works to grow the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by fostering connections between the local business community, connecting forward thinking minds with the tools and resources that they need to succeed.
As part of this role, the CEC makes it a point to highlight the various works and successes of these partners through its monthly Partner Spotlight Campaign.
For this month’s showcase, the CEC spotlights Bad Girl Ventures, a non-profit organization that makes it its goal to inspire and support the work of female entrepreneurs through education and micro-financing.
Bad Girl Ventures is one of the many organizations keeping the Cincinnati entrepreneurial ecosystem a vibrant one, and it is a pleasure of the CEC to partner with them by providing access to UC student talent, programs and a pipeline of emerging entrepreneurs as they continue to enrich our events, competitions and student development programs.
In pursuing its goal to support the work of local female entrepreneurs, Bad Girl Ventures focuses on helping business minded women take their first steps into the world of start-ups by offering aid in the form of education, access to capital and mentorship.
In addition to offering a nine week business development course taught by local professionals with in-depth experience in their fields, Bad Girl Ventures provides valuable connections and guidance to all students and finalists involved in their programs and through its micro-lending services, works to help women overcome the difficulties of gaining traditional capital.
Coming soon for BGV is their LAUNCH applications, a series of mini-MBA courses for small businesses and the option to compete for up to $25K. From March 6-April 26, this 7 week program will educate local entrepreneurs and business owners on how to take their projects to the next level.