Our vision for Dayton.

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. Launch Dayton partners believe everyone, regardless of their background, should have the opportunity to determine their own economic prosperity.

We’re doing this by building an intentionally inclusive community that celebrates and supports all entrepreneurs.

Our Values

We’re building this community by designing an easily accessible environment, high-caliber programming and services, and a connected network of champions, mentors and resource providers, enabling all entrepreneurs to succeed in their entrepreneurial pursuits.

People + Culture = Everything

Entrepreneurs come first.

Culture is built on trust.

Networks and resources are shared quickly.

Social capital is just as important as financial.

Maintain a give first mentality.

Be Radically Inclusive

Diversity takes intentionality.

Always look to invite new people.

Connect people across networks & boundaries.

Telling the Authentic Story of the Community

Focus on hope, possibility, restoration, & generosity.

Successes are celebrated and failure met with support.

Highlight people demonstrating the community ideals.

Our Partners

Launch Dayton partners believe everyone, regardless of their background, should have the opportunity to determine their own economic prosperity. They are building this community by designing an easily accessible environment, high-caliber programming, and a connected network of champions, mentors and resource providers, to enable all entrepreneurs to succeed in their entrepreneurial pursuits.

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