Shop Dayton startups this holiday season!

November 20, 2018

Looking to support Dayton entrepreneurs? Buy from Dayton startups this holiday season! Dayton’s growing startup ecosystem offers something unique for everyone in your life, from lovers of coffee to lipstick to sports. Happy gift giving!

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Mutt’s Sauce — Veteran Charlynda Scales was stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base when she inherited her grandfather’s secret sauce recipe in 2013. This tomato-based “sauce for every meal” comes in four flavors from original to ghost pepper to gluten-free. It will hit shelves in area Kroger and Dorothy Lane Markets in 2019, but for this holiday season, you can order online or snag a bottle in person at our Jingle & Co-Mingle Holiday Party and #StartupStockingStuffer market at 444 on Dec. 11!

tr3Designs — Trotwood native Trey Hope can whip you up a custom design, in addition to his line of 3D-printed home products and accessories. From earrings to phone cases to key chains to dishes, if you can dream it, he can make it. You can also shop his current inventory at our Dec. 11 Jingle & Co-Mingle holiday party.

Justmoderntees — Just Modern Tees was started by three freshmen at Wright State University who wanted to recognize & promote the urban culture that exists in the Midwest. The website features apparel from shirts to jackets to boots and accessories including hats & watches, many of which are manufactured from organic materials. Shop them online or at our Jingle & Co-Mingle #StartupStockingStuffer market.

The Wright Cup & Third Wave Water — The Wright Cup brings the best beans from Ohio roasters into a subscription box, while Third Wave Water — featured on Shark Tank — adds just the right combination of minerals to your water to help you brew the perfect cup of coffee. Purchase a one-time sample pack, or snag a monthly subscription for the coffee lover in your life. Available online or at 444 on Dec. 11!

RARE Active — Featuring a patented waistband, Patty Vanderburgh’s athletic outerwear pants are designed to be slipped on and off quickly — over shoes, boots & shorts — to quickly get you where you want to go. Perfect for the active woman in your life, the pants are crafted from a fleece-lined, moisture wicking, anti-microbial Italian fabric that will keep her warm — on her way to the gym during a Midwestern winter, on the flight between cold and warm climates, and on the hiking trail before the sun rises to raise the temp. Snag a pair online, at Centerville’s Up and Running store, or at our #StartupStockingStuffer market at 444, Dec. 11.

Edge Cycling Technologies — Physical Therapist Shane Page designed this bicycle seat with comfort in mind. The PhysioSaddle combines biomechanics and anatomical knowledge to create a bike seat that doesn’t hurt. It’s available online and at our Jingle & Co-Mingle holiday party.

Neet Seat — Slip this beauty over your stadium seat to store your coat or purse so you can watch the game or enjoy the concert unencumbered. Clap, cheer, eat, and drink in comfort while keeping your personal items clean and protected. Available online, or at our one-night-only #StartupStockingStuffer market.

Smooch Maquillage — For the lover of a vibrant, bold lip, snag a lipstick or gloss from Jordyn Calhoun’s independent cosmetic line, Smooch Maquillage. Colors ranges from pink and red to blue and purple to nude and gray, with finishes from matte to gloss to glitter. Order online, or shop our Jingle & Co-Mingle #StartupStockingStuffer market.

Airborne Outfitters — For the outdoorsman or outdoors woman in your life, consider veteran Jason Evatt’s Bitterroot, the world’s first three-in-one dry bag, that not only keeps gear dry, but also filters water and pumps up an air mattress. Snag one online.

Pig of the Month — For the BBQ lover in your life, you can’t do better than Pig of the Month. From crispy bacon and sausage, to savory pulled pork, to perfectly smoky, tender ribs, Pig of the Month offers it all. Order a one-time gift set or tasting platter, or gift someone a subscription to try a new meat each month. Shop online and remember founder Lea Richards’ secret ingredient — the best BBQ is made with love.

Galatune — For the gamer in your life who loves medieval fantasy and science fiction, snag a Galatune deck. Dreamt up by a 10-year-old Adam Wik, he launched the battle card game — think Super Smash Brothers and Overwatch — nearly two decades later as a student at Wright State. He raised more $20K via a Kickstarter campaign for the initial launch. Grab a copy online, or try it and buy it at our Jingle & Co-Mingle holiday market!