We exist to galvanize Dayton’s entrepreneurs.

At Launch Dayton, we dream of a thriving Dayton economy fueled by locally-grown entrepreneurs. Our work is to establish a culture where entrepreneurs build solid foundations and connect to support networks to drive business growth.

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We believe anyone willing to put in the hard work to become an entrepreneur should have the opportunity to pursue that dream. Our Launch Dayton network includes 20+ organizations that offer online and in-person classes, bootcamps, workshops, events, one-on-one business counseling, funding opportunities and more. And many of these resources are free! Check them all out in our interactive resource guide.

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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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Entrepreneur Stories

Meet the makers and innovators making the Dayton region an amazing place to be!

Meet Nickole Ross, cannabis queen

March 5, 2024

For Nickole Ross, cannabis is a family business. The chief operations officer for Noohra Labs co-owns the medical marijuana processing company with... Read More

Meet Rachel, co-op developer + crafter

January 23, 2024

Rachel Dominguez-Benner’s entrepreneur journey spans the continent. Her creative venture first launched in Portland, Oregon, sparked from a seed planted in Mexico,... Read More

Meet Adrian Shurgill, pub food connoisseur

December 20, 2023

Adrian Shergill has always had a passion for food. Two years ago, the passion led he and his wife, Maggie, to open... Read More