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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Educational & Institutional

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.

10 Black-Owned Christmas Gift Ideas from What’s the Biz

December 5, 2023

By Te’Jal Cartwright, Founder, What’s The Biz The Holidays are approaching quickly so here are a few of my favorite Black businesses... Read More

Fred and Larry tap AI to expand gaming access

December 5, 2023

Longtime gamer Fred Webber and his cofounder, Larry Webber, are tapping into AI to make their favorite past-time more accessible for all.... Read More

Lisa and David will elevate your housewares

December 5, 2023

Lisa and David Dault are the husband-and-wife duo behind Dault Pottery, LLC, creating beautiful pieces to elevate your dining experience. The duo... Read More