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Mark your calendars for the sixth annual Launch Dayton Startup Week on Sept. 13-16, 2021 at the Dayton Arcade!
Startup Week brings together the thinkers, dreamers, doers, makers and entrepreneurs with resource providers, mentors, and peers. All experiences are welcome. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or new to the community, there is space for you to join.
This year, Launch Dayton Startup Week will be a blended conference that will offer both in-person and virtual attendance options. Sessions will be held in the Arcade Rotunda and at The Hub Powered by PNC and streamed live online via webinar.
“Launch Dayton Startup Week inspires current and future entrepreneurs. It is the Dayton region’s premiere opportunity for entrepreneurs to connect and network with both resource providers and fellow founders,” said John Owen, Parallax Advanced Research program manager and Launch Dayton Startup Week organizer. “We’re curating speakers and workshops to spur tangible progress for local businesses and to celebrate the diversity of our startup community.”
On Monday, we’ll host a series of powerhouse speakers from the local entrepreneur community on our main stage in the Arcade Rotunda. The day will wrap with an entrepreneur resource fair + social and the annual Early Risers: Startup Week Pitch Competition, where ten area startups will compete for cash + services. Interested in pitching your company? Apply here!
Tuesday through Thursday, we’ll be offering industry-specific tracks that will enable attendees to dig deeper into relevant niche topics, as well as workshops where entrepreneurs can actively work on their businesses. These sessions will be offered in afternoons and evenings to accommodate founders who are still working day jobs as they get their companies up and running.
On Tuesday, Sept. 14:
A medtech track coordinated by BioOhio
A SaaS track coordinated by Technology First
Marketing workshops, coordinated by LMG – a Dayton-based national branding and marketing firm
Business-building workshops, coordinated by Early Risers Academy
Elevator pitch practice coordinated by various Launch Dayton partners
On Wednesday, Sept. 15:
A food & beverage, retail, consumer products track coordinated by the Downtown Dayton Partnership & the Arcade Kitchen Incubator
An artists & creatives track, coordinated by Culture Works
Tech founder workshops, coordinated by the Entrepreneurs’ Center
A million-dollar women founders’ panel, coordinated by Aviatra Accelerators — Dayton
Meet-your-banker office hours
On Thursday, Sept. 16:
A defense track, coordinated by Parallax Advanced Research
A future tech track
A second round of marketing workshops, coordinated by LMG
Meet-an-investor office hours