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Aviatra Accelerators empowers women-owned start-ups; names winners of Flight Night Pitch

Aviatra Accelerators, a non-profit accelerator devoted to empowering women-owned startups and small businesses, held its annual Flight Night Pitch competition at Northern Kentucky University’s Griffin Hall Digitorium this week.

The winner: Abbi Rettig, Tickety-Boo Treats (Photos by Rudy Harris/Harris Media)

The pitch competition showcased local female-founded businesses that have recently completed Aviatra’s Launch® class.  Launch® is a 10-week, 30-hour program designed specifically for newer, revenue-positive businesses – those in business for between 1 and 3 years who want to take their business to the next level.

The event, sponsored by Alloy Development Co. First Financial Bank, and Blue North, awarded $10,000 to the women with the best business plans.

The first-place winner, Abbi Rettig with Tickety Boo Treats, received $5,000 from Alloy Development and $3,000 of in-kind public relations and social media support from Scooter Media.

Second-place winner, Helen On with The Nail Salon Network, received $3,000 from Truist Bank and $3,000 of in-kind legal services from Ulmer.

Third-place winner, Molly Hoying with Vale Technologies, received $2,000 in cash and a one-year membership to the CincinnatiUSA Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Nancy Aichholz, Aviatra; Abbi Rettig, Tickety-Boo Treats; Molly Hoying, Vale Technologies; Helen On, the Nail Salon Network; Julie O’Neill, WCPO

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  1. Michelle says:

    This is awesome!

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