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Whether you want to learn a new skill, improve on an existing one, or just meet some amazing people, there are plenty of events to choose from in Dayton’s startup community.


Monthly morning pitch event that connects startups with the things they need most, such as mentors, first customers, key employees, and money.


Annual 5-day celebration of all things entrepreneurial in the Dayton region where new and seasoned business owners can learn and grow together. 

Upcoming Events

December 2020

Patent Basics

December 5 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wright State Dunbar Library, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Fairborn, OH 45435 United States
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Designed for the beginning inventor/entrepreneur, the workshop offers basic patent information and search techniques for using the United States Patent and Trademark Office web site, patent search tool ESPACENE...

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Focus Forward

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Are you focused on the most important parts of your business, or only the most immediate needs? And where is your team devoting their time and attention? What parts of your business are thriving, and which are being stressed? It’s normal, especially in challenging times, to feel like you need to revisit your priorities and recalibrate your work. Things have changed, and getting clear on your priorities for the future can help get all parts of your business running in…

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Pandemic Survival Skills for Small Businesses: Lean, Six Sigma, and Creative Thinking

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

While this year has been downright brutal for everyone, small businesses experienced their own special type of pain. Many are in triage mode staying alive for now and preparing to thrive once normality returns. What if there were some tools or methods we could apply that would make this rough period easier? Different ways of thinking that could possibly allow us to bounce back faster? In this workshop, author, coach, and international process improvement expert Jeff Cole opens the vault…

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(CANCELLED) Close the Book (The Right Way)

December 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Clark State Brinkman Education Center-4th Floor Seminar Room, 100 S. Limestone St. Suite 411
Springfield, OH 45502 United States
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Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup Year-end accounting is important stuff, but few business owners take the time to do it the right way or even know how. Led by Nancy Thibeault, a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, this seminar will teach you how to properly close the books on 2020, and even give you some tips on how to make your 2021 bookkeeping easier and more accurate. Speaker(s): Nancy Thibeault, Quickbooks Pro Advisor and Consultant for Ohio Small Business Development Centers at Springfield

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Basic Financial Management

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Topic: Financial Analysis Learn the basics of financial management. The webinar is designed for the operational business owner who is already operating a businesses and has financial statements but may be new to them. We cover how to read and analyze financial statements. We'll discuss financial statements, balance sheets, operating statements, cash flow and other important financial management tools. Speaker(s): Adrienne Heard, MBA, Certified Business Advisor, Founder Heard Management This is a webinar only. You will be emailed the log…

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Developing Nonprofit Leaders Series

December 11 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 12, 2020 at 8:00am

One event on September 11, 2020 at 8:00am

One event on October 23, 2020 at 8:00am

One event on November 12, 2020 at 8:00am

One event on December 11, 2020 at 8:00am

Montgomery County Business Soultions Center, 1435 Cincinnati Street, Suite 300
Dayton, OH 45417 United States
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This special 6-month program is designed to develop the leadership skills in new or experienced Program Manager/Director level staff who supervise other program staff and/or volunteers.  Program coordinator level staff who do not currently supervise others but who wish to advance into management roles will also find this experience helpful to develop the skills needed to effectively lead others within their agencies. FOUNDATIONAL COURSES Effective Communication Skills– July 17; 8 a.m. - noon Understanding & Applying Your Strengths – August 12; 8 a.m. - noon Resolving Conflict…

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2-Day Professional Management Workshop

December 15 @ 8:00 am - December 16 @ 5:00 pm
Aileron Campus, 8860 Wildcat Road
Tipp City, OH 45371 United States
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You’re an integral member of the senior leadership team, poised to take your company to the next level. Your challenge is to partner effectively with your CEO, translating vision and strategy into action while keeping the folks on the front lines inspired and engaged. If you’re ready to make it happen, Aileron wants to help you succeed.   Schedule December 15 8:00 am-5:00 pm December 16 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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Leading Powerful Conversations

December 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aileron Campus, 8860 Wildcat Road
Tipp City, OH 45371 United States
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When you think about your daily conversations, are you achieving the outcomes that you want? Better yet, are you arriving at the results that will help to advance the business? Your conversations are what help others feel seen, heard, and valued, and your leadership is deeply rooted in your ability to empower others through conversation. It’s time you consistently use conversation to help you and your people do their best thinking and deliver their best work. An opportunity for you…

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New Business Information Session

December 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Topic: Business Start-Up The New Business Information Session is a three hour, free seminar that will answer your questions about starting, buying, or expanding a small business. This is a required first step for for further engagement with us for those who are not already in business. Presentation will consist of an overview of issues related to starting and operating a business such as business and financial planning, market demand and financing. Speaker(s): Certified Business Adviser Co-Sponsor(s): The Entrepreneurs Center…

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January 2021

Course for Presidents

January 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Course for Presidents® sets you on the pathway to the next-best version of your business. You’ll join forces with your Aileron partners and get an introduction to Aileron’s DOC System through a series of interactive learning sessions with peers and one-on-one time with a Business Advisor. On your professional management journey, you’ll develop a plan for where you want your business to be and how you’ll get there. Later, you’ll get back together with your Course for Presidents cohort for…

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