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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September 15 @ 5:30 pm

The Formal Business Plan

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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.

CRG lands nearly $206K to fund new transformer tech

May 25, 2022

CRG has landed $206K in federal fuding to develop a new solid-state transformer that aims to improve the resiliency of the grid.... Read More

Parallax’s KeAnna Daniels is returning to St. Louis

May 24, 2022

You might know her as the lead facilitator for Early Risers Academy, the manager of the Launch Dayton Mentor Network, podcast cohost,... Read More

Me’Yanna Berry Co founder delivers love via cupcake

May 13, 2022

By Katie Aldridge “We focus on a lot of things that don’t matter,” Kia Wilson, also known as Cupcake, explains. “Life isn’t... Read More