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Be a Speaker at the 2023 Startup Week!

Launch Dayton Startup Week is the top gathering of the year for the Dayton region’s new and aspiring entrepreneurs. Sept. 12-15, 2023, hundreds of bold makers, innovators, dreamers and doers will converge at The Hub in downtown Dayton to be inspired and empowered at this community-driven conference. The week-long schedule includes powerful talks, impactful hands-on workshops, and vibrant networking opportunities. And this year, WE WANT YOU. Step onstage and share your tangible tactics and strategies with your fellow bold business owners.

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Launch Dayton Startup Week
Presented by Fifth Third Bank

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.

The 2023 conference is an in-person event on 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.

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“Startup Week is one of my favorite conferences. I appreciate the opportunity to learn so many new things. I never leave without a new connection either.”

Te’Jal Cartwright

“I was in the audience for this and left with a page of notes and energized to apply your teachings to my business.”

Andrew Banks

“I had an amazing three days at Launch Dayton Startup Week. I’ve learned more than I ever thought I could and made connections with the peers and mentors I’ve been looking for this last year.”

Solomon West

View Past Startup Week Talks

Catch up on all the inspiring talks and discussions that took place during the 2021 and 2022 Dayton Startup Week events below!