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


Sales & Marketing

Leasing Space

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.

Pay It Forward at this year’s Startup Week

August 2, 2022

Can’t afford a formal sponsorship, but still want to support Launch Dayton Startup Week? This year, we’re launching two donation-based tickets, in... Read More

Hundreds of artists will take to downtown this weekend for 2022 Art in the City event

August 2, 2022

The AES Ohio Summer in the City signature event, Art in the City, returns to downtown Dayton on Saturday, August 6, 2022.... Read More

Startup Week 2022 schedule drops

July 26, 2022

We’re so excited to release the full schedule for this year’s Launch Dayton Startup Week presented by Fifth Third Bank conference! Launch... Read More