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 May, 12, 2022 workshop lineup:

3:30-5:30 P.M. SBIR Outline Review

Experts from Entrepreneurs’ Center and Parallax Advanced Research’s APEX program join forces to help you build your Small Business Innovation Research program proposal. They ‘ll answer the questions you have as you work to get funding for your startup.

3:30-5:30 P.M. Top 10 Must-Haves for Financial Forecasting

Don’t up mess your financial foundation — build your financial projections correctly, right from the start! Arthi and Patrick from the Book+Street team will help you piece together the custom lego blocks of your business and understand the impacts of revenue, expenses to financial projections, and rules of cash flow to help you build your vision in a sustainable manner.

5:30-7:30 P.M. You Will Fail — Here’s Why That’s Good.

You can’t outlearn failure — even Beyonce fails sometimes! A product drop or event failure is not a personal failure. In fact, failures can be stepping stones to success. Join founders LeKeisha Grant & Christina Mendez as they help you learn how to move through your own.

5:30-7:30 P.M. No, You Can’t Pick My Brain.

Entrepreneurs, and especially women, often undercharge and experience imposter syndrome. In this session, Whitney Barkley, founder of Speakerazzi and Director of the Greater West Dayton Incubator, will help you understand how to set the right pricing and market your worth.