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.

Nursing bras, wellness elixirs and recycling on deck for final Early Risers

November 30, 2021

Registration is live for the Dec. 3 morning Early Risers pitch event, slated to be the final event in the long-running morning... Read More

#LaunchIntoTheHolidays lineup will help you shop local this season

November 23, 2021

Make the greatest impact with your dollars this holiday season by shopping local and shopping small. Launch Dayton’s partner organizations are again... Read More

Tutoring company founder is living her purpose

November 23, 2021

By Katie Aldridge What would I want in a tutoring service for my own child? This is the driving question founder Michel’le... Read More