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Startup Week Schedule

Launch Dayton Startup Week Presented by Fifth Third Bank

Sept. 13-15, 2022

Launch Dayton Startup Week is the Dayton, Ohio entrepreneur community’s largest event, drawing roughly 1K attendees annually to celebrate, inspire and equip the Dayton region’s startup founders & business owners.

This free conference brings together the region’s thinkers, dreamers, doers, makers, entrepreneurs and small business owners.

This year, we’re proud to announce Fifth Third Bank as our presenting sponsor.

The 2022 conference is fully back in-person, Sept. 13-15 at the Dayton Arcade and The Hub Powered by PNC. Park at the Reibold Garage on Fifth Street, or park at meters available around the building, and enter the conference through the Arcade Rotunda entrance at 35 W. Fourth St.

All experiences are welcome — whether a seasoned entrepreneur or new to the community, there is space to jump in.

Thank you Fifth Third Bank, our 2022 Presenting Sponsor

2022 Launch Dayton Startup Week Schedule + Speakers

Our goal is that you can find talks and workshops that interests you every day of the conference, no matter your industry or stage of business.

Additionally, the organizing team is committed to hosting a conference that is representative of the community we serve. Last year, main stage speakers were 50 percent women and 50 percent people of color. This year, we are working to meet those ratios across all conference stages.


Once you register, you’ll get an invite to build your own personalized conference agenda!

Thank you 2022 Platinum Sponsors

Get Involved + Support Launch Dayton Startup Week

Wondering how YOU can get involved with this year’s Startup Week conference? Here are a few ideas:

Attend! Launch Dayton Startup Week is free, thanks to our generous sponsors, and we’d love to see you there!

And speaking of sponsors —

Want to see your company’s logo here? Support Startup Week as an official sponsor! Download our full Launch Dayton Startup Week sponsorship packet here, and reach out to to get involved.

Can’t afford a formal sponsorship, but still want to support? This year, we’re launching two donation-based tickets, in addition to our always-free attendee ticket.

  • Pay It Forward: Community Supporter ticket buyers can donate any amount to be recognized as an individual community supporter. Community supporters’ names will be listed on the conference website. If tickets are purchased by Aug. 31, names will also be listed on conference signage in the Rotunda.
  • Pay It Forward: Business Supporter ticket buyers can donate a minimum of $100 to have their business name listed. Business supporters will also be listed on the website, and if tickets are purchased by Aug. 31, listed on conference signage in the Rotunda.

Apply to be a vendor in this year’s Startup Market! We have a dozen spots each day, and we’re looking for folks with cool products under $30.

Pitch your business! Apply here for the annual Launch Dayton Startup Week Pitch Competition. Winners in both tech and main street categories will take home up to $5K in prize money.

Invite your friends! We can’t wait to connect with you

Thank you 2022 Gold Sponsors

Thank you 2022 Silver Sponsors

Thank you 2022 Community Sponsors

Pay-It-Forward Business Sponsors

Care-Match Solutions

Esther & Joseph

Goal-Time LLC

HER Realtors

New Season Wellness

Owner Actions

Planogol LLC

The Quotient

Vitals Matter

Pay-It-Forward Individual Sponsors

Aaron Jones

Abi Sweigart

Angela Griffin

Courtney Cain-Littlefield

Dylan Rogers

Lee Autore

Luther Palmer

Rajesh Naik

Solomon West

Teresa Sharpe

View Past Dayton Startup Week Talks

All of the 2021 Launch Dayton Startup Week & Techstars Startup Week Dayton 2020 talks were recorded.
Check them out below!