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.

Jenniffer is bringing innovative techniques to speech therapy

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Traveling speech language pathologist Jenniffer Hrovat is tapping innovative ultrasound techniques to help folks pronounce their /r/. The Gem City Speech Therapy... Read More

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May 16, 2023

Considering a home reno? Deirreon Durant of D2 (pronounced D-Squared) Contracting Solutions has your back. Deirreon launched his company when he was... Read More

Rachel wants to promote your food business

May 16, 2023

The seasoning queen behind Simply Savory by Rachel has a new endeavor to share.Gem City Plate is a new web series that... Read More