Real world stories of eight women participating in the Bad Girl Ventures Cleveland program

Eight women in the Fall 2013 class at Bad Girl Venture Cleveland share their experiences, inspirations and challenges, and offer advice to other entrepreneurs

About Bad Girl Ventures Cleveland:
Bad Girl Ventures (BGV) creates opportunities. BGV is an educational and micro-finance organization, dedicated to inspiring and supporting female entrepreneurs in all the key elements of their business. BGV enables bold women to build and sustain well-managed, profitable businesses through guidance, education and access to capital. The BGV program operates in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus. Find out more at:

About The Presenter:
Ms. Reka Barabas, Director, Bad Girl Ventures Cleveland

Ms. Barabas serves as Director of Bad Girl Ventures (BGV) in Cleveland/Northeast Ohio. She is responsible for fund raising, relationship management and operations for BGV's Cleveland program. Prior to joining BGV, Ms. Barabas was Executive Director of the Ohio Chapter of TiE ("The International Entrepreneur) which is a non-profit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals, established to foster entrepreneurship and nurture entrepreneurs. Prior to joining TiE, Ms. Barabas was Director of International Visitor Programs for the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. Ms. Barabas has a degree from Debreceni Egyetem (The University of Debreceni) in Debreceni, Hungary, a Master of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University, and a Masters degree in Non-Profit Management from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management