Foodpreneurs take center stage at special edition of Early Risers

September 11, 2018

Want to experience the Dayton region’s next great food brands before they hit shelves?

Join us Monday evening, Sept. 24 at the new SPARK Fairborn for our first-ever food edition of Early Risers!

Sip, sample & support these local biz owners & innovators from 5 to 7 pm at this special evening edition of Early Risers, brought to you in partnership between Dayton Tech Guide, SPARK Fairborn, SPARK Fairborn’s Kitchen Incubator Collective & Dayton Most Metro.

You’ll meet:

Lea Richards & Andy Cothrel, seeking product feedback for their new clean dessert startup, SpoonJoy;

Vanessa Moon, seeking feedback and mentorship on her plans to launch a Filipino food biz;

& Amber Tipton, who is working to grow The Neighborhood Nest into its own retail space!

Register for the event here:

While you taste the goods at Early Risers: Food Edition, get a first look at SPARK Fairborn, the area’s newest coworking space, & check out SPARK Fairborn’s kitchen incubator, a home-base commercial kitchen space designed to enable entrepreneurs to launch or grow food businesses in partnership with Kitchen Incubator Collective. Learn more at or SPARK Fairborn’s Grand Opening Event on Sept. 29 from 4-6 pm. Parking for all events is available behind the building.

Early Risers is a pitch series that connects entrepreneurs to the things they need most, like first customers, key employees, mentors, funding, and more. Each startup gets 10 minutes to pitch, then the audience gets 5 minutes for Q&A.

In the last two years, 90% of startups have gotten their ask granted through a connection made at Dayton Tech Guide’s morning editions of Early Risers. So grab a sample and find a place you can plug into the Dayton region’s food startup community!

Our next regular edition of Early Risers will be Friday morning, Sept. 28, 7:30-9am. Stay tuned over the next week for the reveal of your September entrepreneurs.

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