Recreation, drones, recycling are focus of November Early Risers

November 19, 2019

We have a special lineup for you this Friday for our final Early Risers event of 2019!

Pitching entrepreneurs will include two of the area college students who completed our pilot Early Risers Academy pre-accelerator program this fall.

Please note the new time & location — pitches will start promptly at 8a in the BarryStaff Community Room, 230 Webster St, Dayton, on Friday, Nov. 22.

You’ll meet:

Max Gilson, a Wright State University grad student working to launch Zeus, a consumer drone startup;
& Mike Sundermeier, University of Dayton senior & CEO of Recyclops, an AI recycling bin.
While the judges are choosing the winner of the pre-accelerator’s $1,000 cash prize, you’ll hear from Ethan Smith, founder of SmithFly, which specializes in outdoor recreational products like floating tents and fly-fishing rafts.
Our November edition of Early Risers is sponsored by Alex from The Wright Cup, a Dayton-based specialty coffee subscription service. Thank you!

Early Risers is a morning 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 Early Risers. So grab a cup of coffee & a donut and find a place you can plug into Dayton’s startup community!

Let us know you’re coming! Register here. 

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Hope to see you at BarryStaff!