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.

From Alaska to Dayton, Cabin Fever Confections builds community through cookies

September 27, 2022

By Katie Aldridge With experimental flavors and locally sourced ingredients, Cabin Fever Confections creates a unique dessert within a cookie. Marty Watson... Read More

Apply now for the fall 2022 Early Risers Academy cohort!

September 27, 2022

Dream of opening a vibrant storefront that contributes to your hometown community? Have an idea for the next great gadget? Looking to... Read More

Ohio Gateway Tech Fund launches

September 27, 2022

Ohio Gateway Tech Fund is a $10M Ohio-based pre-seed fund focused on fedtech and dual-use technology startups with a defined value proposition... Read More