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


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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.

7 Funding Sources in the Gem City

November 22, 2022

By Katie Aldridge Wondering about where you can find funding for your startup in the Gem City? Entrepreneurs’ Center’s Scott Koorndyk and... Read More

A New Way to Care: The Well 

November 22, 2022

By Meghann Naveau The Well founder April Kline got her start in business because she knew there was a better way to... Read More

Meet Jeffrey & Charles, laundry gurus + big dreamers

November 17, 2022

There’s no one way to be an entrepreneur. You don’t have to look a certain way, operate in a particular industry, pursue... Read More