High quality business advice and training are provided to small businesses from certified Dayton SCORE mentors. These business services are provided in one-on-one meetings and workshops designed to meet the needs of start-up and existing small businesses.

Entrepreneurial opportunity modeled after ABC TV’s Shark Tank reality competition
Features aspiring Wright State entrepreneurs making business presentations (late March 2021) to a panel of industry experts (“Wolves”)
Creates real-life, lasting experience similar to an actual business startup
Valuable workshops in entrepreneurial Business Planning, Marketing, Finance, and Operations (Jan./Feb. 2021)
Offers opportunities for networking, mentorship, idea development, product design, service creation, and more
All offered free by Wright State faculty, staff, and local and regional sponsors
Make it to the final competition for a chance to earn a $5,000 investment in your business!

The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) Minority Business Development Division (MBDD) supports the growth and sustainability of small, minority-owned, and disadvantaged businesses in Ohio.

Supporting these businesses means providing them with resources that include technical and professional assistance, access to capital, surety bonding, and connection to business opportunities through the assistance of the Minority Business Assistance Centers (MBAC). The Division leverages these resources to support the achievement of the state’s 15% Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)set-aside goal, which is overseen by the Department of Administrative Services.

The Division works with entrepreneurs, and emerging business enterprises to help them achieve, scale, and market success. The overarching goal is to help small, minority-owned, and disadvantaged businesses contribute to job creation and economic growth in Ohio.

Startup Week is a five day celebration of your community. Join your community in a new type of conference that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship, led by entrepreneurs and hosted in the entrepreneurial spaces you love. Startup Week is a reflection of your hard work and your community’s unique entrepreneurial identity.

This will be a permanent pop up shop location. This will be your go to place to shop with small businesses, and also attend amazing event. if you are interested in renting space as a vendor please contact me at 937-540-5286.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital and business support services.

Our team supports entrepreneurial endeavors in the Dayton region. We are working to increase access to capital for our local startups and small businesses so they will thrive in our city. The Kiva Dayton team includes several local startup ecosystem advocates, including fellow entrepreneurs, small business counselors, economic development professionals, mentors, professional service providers, and more.