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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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.

Christopher will design jewelry for your man

March 28, 2023

Christopher Campbell was a sheet metal worker for more than two decades before the entrepreneurial bug bit him. When knee surgeries took... Read More

Medical imaging, car detailing companies take top prizes in latest Entrepreneur Rising Academy pitch

March 21, 2023

A startup that aims to offer low-cost, self-pay ultrasound services took first prize last week at the culminating pitch night for the... Read More

Business Toolkit offers free, online entrepreneur and business training courses

March 14, 2023

We’re so excited to announce the launch of our newest resource — the Launch Dayton Business Toolkit is live! The Business Toolkit... Read More