Apply now for the Soin Award for Innovation!

January 23, 2024

What do the step ladder, the ice cube tray and the motorized wheelchair have in common? They were all created by Dayton inventors!

While the Dayton region is most known for the Wright Brothers, hundreds of Dayton-based business leaders and creative thinkers have been disrupting life as we know it for many years. The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Soin Award for Innovation celebrates these rising startups.

Nominate your favorite startup by Friday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. for a shot at the $25K cash prize.

Who should apply

The Soin Award is designed to help innovative businesses take their ideas to the next level. The ideal applicant will:

  • commercially produce a product or service
  • have headquarters in Dayton
  • have a new or redesigned product or service recently or soon-to-be launched
  • fill a market or industry void with its innovation
  • have a goal to increase local employment and boost economic prosperity in the region

Read more about past Soin Award recipients in Chamber News or meet the winners by tuning in to the Soin Award videos via Chamber TV.