APPLY NOW for the 2021 Soin Award for Innovation

December 15, 2020

Want to see your favorite Dayton startup snag the Soin Award for Innovation — & the associated $25K in funding — in 2021?

Encourage the founder you know to apply by 4 pm, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021!

The Soin Award is designed to identify, honor and financially assist a Dayton region company demonstrating the community’s historical innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. The award recipient will showcase a new or pending product or service with the ability to sustain longterm growth for the company, increase local employment and help create economic prosperity in the region.

The criteria:

• An organization or company operating for the purpose of the commercial production of a product or service.• The organization must be within the Dayton region.
• The organization does not have to be a member of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.
• Soin family-owned or operated companies are not eligible.
• New or redesigned product or service recently launched into the marketplace or ready to be launched in 2021.
• The innovation should be unique or fill a needed void in the market or industry in which it serves.

The award’s sponsors include Soin LLC, the Rajesh K. Soin family, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, CareWorks and Cox Media. The Soin family and the Chamber have partnered to offer the annual innovation award since 2007.

The Chamber’s Education and Public Improvement Foundation (EPI Foundation) will present the award in spring 2021.

“The Dayton area has a long history of innovation and discovery. We must continue to encourage our local entrepreneurs to build on this and create new enterprises, jobs and additional opportunities for this region,” Soin International Chariman and CEO Rajesh Soin said in a press release.

Last year, Dayton startup Arcani Coil Care won the 2020 Soin Award for Innovation. Arcani Coil Care creates black hair care products.

In 2019, Dayton startup Global Flyte Soin Award for Innovation for their commercially-developed mapping, imaging and smart phone technologies to provide emergency responders with a cloud-based service to cut through chaos and better coordinate emergency response.

The year prior, Dayton startup Battle Sight Technologies won the 2018 Soin Award for Innovation for their chemiluminescent writing tool — essentially an infrared glow stick that writes like a crayon to enable soldiers to communicate on the battlefield via messages only visible through night vision goggles.

Other past award winners include Mound Laser and Photonics Center, Inc., IYA Technologies, Composite Advantage, Commuter Advertising, NanoSperse, UDECX, AAA Wastewater, NONA Composites, Redwall Technologies and Obi / DESiN LLC.

Representatives of the region’s business and academic leaders will join EPI Foundation board members on the selection committee.

Apply here.