We exist to galvanize Dayton’s entrepreneurs.

At Launch Dayton, we dream of a thriving Dayton economy fueled by locally-grown entrepreneurs. Our work is to establish a culture where entrepreneurs build solid foundations and connect to support networks to drive business growth.

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We believe anyone willing to put in the hard work to become an entrepreneur should have the opportunity to pursue that dream. Our Launch Dayton network includes 20+ organizations that offer online and in-person classes, bootcamps, workshops, events, one-on-one business counseling, funding opportunities and more. And many of these resources are free! Check them all out in our interactive resource guide.

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Whether you want to learn a new skill, improve on an existing one, or just meet some amazing people, there are plenty of events to choose from in the Launch Dayton startup community.

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Entrepreneur Stories

Meet the makers and innovators making the Dayton region an amazing place to be!

Meet Rachel, co-op developer + crafter

January 23, 2024

Rachel Dominguez-Benner’s entrepreneur journey spans the continent. Her creative venture first launched in Portland, Oregon, sparked from a seed planted in Mexico,... Read More

Meet Adrian Shurgill, pub food connoisseur

December 20, 2023

Adrian Shergill has always had a passion for food. Two years ago, the passion led he and his wife, Maggie, to open... Read More

Meet Kathleen and Luke, filling your up with beautiful sights and sounds

December 18, 2023

Kathleen Hotmer and Luke Tandy’s home is filled with beautiful goods and music — and so are their stores. Kathleen owns Pink... Read More