|Be A Bad Girl in Columbus|
Spring 2014 Columbus Competition Deadlines:
Application Deadline: April 5, 2014, 11:59pm
Semi-Finalist Interviews: April 16, 2014, 6:00pm-9:30pm
Finalists Notified: TBD
Finalist Orientation: April 24, 2014, time TBD
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Our classes are open to the public, bad girls and guys!
If you are not interested in the financing competition, just attend the business education course!
Nine Week All-Access Package: $150
Individual Classes a la carte: $25
Thank you for your interest in Bad Girl Ventures!
Before you complete the application, please take time to review these important items:
There are two ways you can participate in the BGV program, either in the competition as a finalist or you can pay to attend the classes as a student. To learn more about the differences please click here.
Competition Rules and Guidelines:
You are applying to become one of ten BGV finalists who will attend a business education course on scholarship for nine weeks and compete to be receive a $25,000.00 low interest loan for a term of three years. This is not a grant and must be repaid by the close of your three-year term. Only one woman in the competition will be eligible for this loan. However, BGV works closely with community lending partners to secure additional financing for the other finalists in the competition when possible.
In order to be eligible to apply you must meet the following criteria:
1) be a women owned business (51% or more)
2) be in business 5 years or less
3) be seeking financing
4) fully complete the online application
Expectations of finalists during the program:
Receiveing a position as one of the ten finalists in the competition is an honor. However, there are expectations we set for the finalists to be sure you receive as much from the program as possible.
To be eligible to receive the $25,000.00 loan, you/your team must:
1) attend an orientation seminar
2) attend all nine classes of the course
3) complete all deliverables including: weekly homework, a business plan, marketing plan, 3 year financial projections and a SBA loan application
4) meet with a mentor once a week for at least one hour outside of class time
Marketing and Media:
By submitting an application, you allow BGV to utilize your name, face and likeness in marketing materials, including but not limited to video, print and multimedia.