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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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.

Kroger taps Dayton-area startup to launch drone delivery

Kroger and Drone Express, a division of TELEGRID Technologies, Inc., today announced a pilot to offer grocery delivery via autonomous drones, expanding... Read More

Winds Cafe, Reza’s on final installment of WYSO’s “Bouncing Back”

The final installment of WYSO’s new web and radio series, Bouncing Back: Dayton Small Business Survive the Pandemic, features Mary Kay Smith,... Read More

Golden Locket provides transitional services for people with disabilities

Kimberly Stevenson is mom, dog-mom, soon-to-be author, and founder of both the nonprofit Supportive Place of Transition (The SPOT) and Golden Locket... Read More