Your front door to the entrepreneur community

At Launch Dayton, we believe everyone, regardless of their background, should have the opportunity to determine their own economic prosperity.

Launch Dayton is a collaborative effort to connect entrepreneurs to peers, resources, and supporters, and to tell the stories of our region’s thriving startup community.

This community exists to support and inspire Daytonians who are building businesses.

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Here in Dayton, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to develop meaningful relationships, incubate ideas, and gain the education needed to launch & grow a business.

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Investment & Capital

Legal & IP


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Video Production

Software Development


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Upcoming Events

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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Community Stories

Read the latest news from the Dayton region’s startups, find local small businesses to shop, and discover the latest opportunities for aspiring or established entrepreneurs looking to launch or grow their businesses.

Tastee supports seniors in West Dayton

January 31, 2023

Tastee Smith was working as a manager at Taco Bell when she realized that she wanted more — both for herself and... Read More

Shop Black Biz Challenge offers 28 ways to support Black-owned businesses this Black History Month

January 31, 2023

Chataun Denis wants you to put your money where your mouth is this Black History Month. The founder of Shop Black Biz... Read More

Amanda believes in happy moms

January 24, 2023

A recent foster mom to 14 children, Amanda Miller dreamed of a community for moms that offered classes, a kitchen, a gym... Read More