Techstars Startup Week Dayton is a free, annual, week-long, entrepreneur-led, volunteer-run, community-focused conference brings together the region’s thinkers, dreamers, doers, makers, entrepreneurs and small business owners — this year in a virtual setting.
All experiences are welcome — whether a seasoned entrepreneur or new to the community, there is space to jump in.
Monday & Tuesday will feature inspirational stories and how-to talks from founders offering advice that applies across industry lines. Monday will wrap up with a virtual social event featuring two local startup businesses, avant-garde cocktail bar Tender Mercy & crown favorite Liftoff Entertainment; and Tuesday will conclude with the annual Startup Week Early Risers Pitch Competition with 10 startup founders competing for cash prizes + a new Startup Storytelling Night event produced in collaboration with LORE. (Apply here by Sept. 8 to pitch in the annual Startup Week Early Risers Pitch Competition.)
Between sessions, we’ll share YOUR pre-recorded elevator pitches — submit a 30-second recording introducing yourself and your business and sharing a need. We’ll broadcast it to connect you to the community in the room who can help you move your company forward. (Submit your 30-second elevator pitch here.)
Wednesday through Friday, dig deeper into your business with industry-specific tracks. Speakers will talk about how to find funding and customers if your business is in the food&beverage, health/beauty/wellness products, medtech, materials&manufacturing or defense arenas.
Techstars Startup Week Dayton 2020 is made possible through support from title sponsors Fifth Third Bank, The Entrepreneurs Center and Wright State Applied Research Corporation.
Stay tuned for the link to build your own schedule in our virtual conference software!