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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Legal & IP


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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.

Audrey’s Eggnog takes top prize in Early Risers Academy cohort pitch

July 27, 2021

Husband-and-wife duo Kevin & Jamie Watt wanted to take the family eggnog recipe to the world — so they jumped into the... Read More

Register now for Launch Dayton Startup Week!

July 19, 2021

Tickets available for Dayton’s premier entrepreneurship conference Registration is live for Launch Dayton Startup Week, the Dayton region’s premiere opportunity for entrepreneurs... Read More

Project Enginuity applications open

July 19, 2021

Applications are now live for Project Enginuity, a new national initiative designed to accelerate and empower Black, Latinx and women innovators by... Read More