Meet the people you need to move your business forward

This monthly LaunchPad event series brings you opportunities to expand your networks and grow your business.

Mix & mingle with fellow movers, shakers, entrepreneurs, business owners, creatives, founders, freelancers, engineers, researchers. Build networks in & out of your industry. Learn what and connect with who you need to launch your: startup, business, product, idea, collaborative, nonprofit.


Working from home, but need to get out for a day? Back in the office, but not excited about it? Hang out and work in the Hub for free instead! Grab a table on your own, or share a table with someone new. Pop into a private cubby to take a call. Avail yourself of the amenities The Hub has to offer, and when you need a break, pop into the kitchen and chat with fellow coworkers to see what they’re creating alongside you.


We open the keg and put out some light eats in the Hub’s kitchen starting around 5 p.m. or so. Don’t worry, we also have wine and non-alcoholic beverages for your imbibing pleasure.


Attend workshops curated to help you move your endeavor forward. Don’t just watch a presentation, actually do some work, & leave with a tangible take-away you can implement tomorrow.

Learn what you need to grow your business through the October 13, 2022 workshop lineup:


This month’s workshops:

3:30-4:30 P.M. Dayton Metro Library Card Is A Business Essential
Koorndyk Room

Today’s public library has so much more to offer than most people realize. Join DML’s Economic Opportunity team as they share the Library’s physical, digital and human assets that will make your life as an entrepreneur so much easier!

3:30-5:30 P.M. Get to Know Rebuilding Together Dayton
The Square

Rebuilding Together Dayton (RTD) helps seniors age in place in safe and healthy housing, completing necessary repairs with both volunteer and contracted labor. The guidelines for repairs follow the 8 Principles of the National Center for Healthy Housing: keeping homes dry, clean, pest-free, safe, contaminant-free, ventilated, maintained, and thermally controlled. RTD provides these services at no cost to low-income elderly homeowners in Montgomery County (80% or less of the area median income).

5:30-6:30 P.M. Get Your Holiday Marketing in Order
Lewis Room

For many businesses, the holiday season is the busiest time of year. Don’t be the person who gets to November and has no idea what they are doing. Get an early start on your holiday marketing so you aren’t scrambling on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday. Join LeKeisha Grant as she gives tips and tricks to make your business stand out this holiday season. It’s never too early to get started!

6:30-7:30 P.M. Create a Winning Podcast Strategy
Main Street Classroom

Podcasting for business is more than just having a conversation and being seen. It’s about providing information that can transform lives and help others build trust with your brand. Many business owners, authors, and professionals start podcasting asking about the “how” when really, the most important question is “why.”

Before you hit the record button, you need a plan. While there are over a million podcasts available for download, most of them are not actively producing episodes because of a lack of strategy.

In this session, we’ll discuss:

  • The pros and cons of podcasting for your business
  • The evolving role of audio in 2022 and beyond
  • How to create strong podcast goals that complement your author and business goals