Bad Girl Ventures was founded in 2010 as an education and micro lending organization serving women entrepreneurs in Cincinnati. In June 2011, Bad Girl Ventures gained status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization and has since expanded to serve Cleveland and Columbus. BGV is dedicated to its mission of building and sustaining well-managed, profitable women owned businesses by providing female entrepreneurs with guidance, education, and access to capital. Perhaps most importantly, BGV provides these services in a unique woman focused environment that facilitates collaboration.
BGV believes a business given the proper tools for success is a business more likely to create jobs and make a meaningful contribution to the economy. In other words, BGV’s efforts exceed the bounds of its classrooms and its mission is an investment not only in women, but in local communities. BGV’s programs and projects serve three primary objectives: 1) helping female entrepreneurs access the capital needed to start their businesses; 2) providing female entrepreneurs with the education needed to manage their business successfully; and 3) surrounding female entrepreneurs with the support networks needed to sustain their business.