Aventi Enterprises is proud to celebrate the classes of 2022 Business Planning for Profitability Accelerator. 56 businesses signed up with hopes of preparing to meet with potential investors and lenders who want to see a business plan before considering funding. In the Business Planning for Profitability 9-Week Accelerator, entrepreneurs learn the process of building their business plans and preparing their pitches. 30 participants completed the program and walked the stage at graduation.
The four cohorts (Spring, Summer, Fall and Late Fall) began in the spring of this year, and all four cohorts graduated together on Dec 15, 2022, equipped with the essential tools necessary to pitch their businesses for funding. Aventi Enterprises partnered with Rev1 Ventures to provide minority business owners in Central Ohio an opportunity to have an advantage, by funding the cohort.
In addition to the education opportunities received, there was a pitch competition at the end of each cohort, where the winners were awarded a $1000 grant. 1 winner was selected from each cohort to receive the grant. The winners of the 2022 Pitch Competition were:
Spring 2022: Alicia Jenkins Hill
Summer 2022: Tyesha Jones
Fall (Zora's House) 2022: Markita Cumberlander
Late Fall 2022: Erica Shaw
Aventi advisors are confident in the trajectory of their graduates from the 2022 cohort. Please join us in congratulating the following companies on graduating from the Business Planning for Profitability Virtual Accelerator.
Diana Anderson Dunoo - Ladybug Consult; Travel Agent / Travel Content
Patricia Demetriou - LifeSmart Education; educational programs for PK-5 kids and childcare
Deshana Keyes - UnSpoken Scents; quality premium candles and wax melts to assist individuals with their healing, grief, and anxiety journey, as well as general mental health.
Courtney Price - Iron & Elm; multi use event space that is going to be perfect for any event.
Tasonda Black - Seriously Blended; custom clothing line
Alicia Jenkins Hill - Rock Me Fabulous; natural hair care line
Cerenity Miller - Vegan Melts; vegan frozen dessert company
Charlie Ellis - CExecutives; Administrative Assistant for multiple small businesses.
Danielle Brooks-Scales - Love Created LLC; customizing business providing branded products
Jasmine Hill - Jars By Jas; home bakery serving variety of prepackaged whipped cheesecake flavors
Johari Mitchell - Words in the World LLC; provides professional development experiences for teachers that support their mental health, professional efficacy, and morale, and personal satisfaction.
Lareva Ayers - Aim2Please; adult toys/lingerie online store
Montoya Rogers - Puzzle Mom; maximize the quality of life of minority individuals and families living with autism.
Octavia Merritt - OckBoks Boutique; makeup line and hair products
Sylvia Kramarius - Celebrate Your Lips, LLC; We create and curate lip balms, lip stains, and lipsticks
Tianna Knight - The Divine Look; salon specializing in Sisterlocks and Micro locks
Tiffany Corpening - Youth M.I.C. or Youth who Motivate; youth-led collaborative art experience that invites youth to team up with local artists to use the power of creation to be bold, collaborate, and own their voices.
Tyesha Jones - Gifted Hands Health Solutions; health and safety training courses such as CPR and first aid. We also offer high-quality medical scrubs and accessories.
Whitney Bell - Just Keep Swimming LLC; AirBnB/Traveling Nurse Housing: Renting out home for short and mid-term stays
Fall (Zora's House) 2022
Alexis Wymer - A Peace of Mind Enterprises LLC; a coaching and consultant company set out to promote whole health in individuals,
Alice Mills Mai - Centering Wholeness; mental health practice that provides psychotherapy to Black and Brown adults experiencing mental health issues due to incarceration and immigration
Awa Mbaye - Natural AWA (Authentic Wonders from Africa); clean, ethical, and sustainable natural skincare brand inspired by Africa's best-kept beauty secrets.
Ayanna Cash - Haus of Cash Studio; a holistic interior design studio that focuses on spatial wellness
Danielle Jackson - Birth Stories in Color; a podcast that also provides postpartum support services and events
Dina Ballard - The Wedding Duo LLC/The Photo Lab App; Wedding Photography business that specializes in Photography and Videography
Dominique Jackson - Hatch & Nest; a platform for new and expectant parents that connects parents to support resources after welcoming a new baby
Erica Butler - Happ E. SexTalk, LLC.; educational workshops, seminars, curricula, etc., supporting healthy sexual education conversations with children
Markita Cumberlander - Eleven 11 Behavioral Solutions; provides applied behavior analytic services to the autism spectrum disorder community
Makia Singleton - Mindful Leader; coaches Project Managers and other leaders to find their own path to self-care and help them be better leaders.
Sydnee Roberts-Crews - Black Ohio Film Group; provide film resources and a community for Black filmmakers in Ohio to connect, collaborate, and inspire one another to create new, high-quality films that uplift and inspire our communities.
Late Fall 2022
Erica Shaw - Shaw Solutions LLC; provides coaching, workshops, seminars, and keynote speaking to aid in the personal and professional growth of leaders.
Amber Teacher - Shiri Events; event planning and design company offering a unique planning experience for Weddings, Social Celebrations, and Corporate Events.
Sophia Green - Green Ever Clean; commercial contract cleaning