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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

June 2020

International E-Commerce: How to Sell Customers Online in Developing Markets

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 pm

Topic: International Trade We will discuss  Global E-Commerce platforms  Determining global marketability for your product  Pre-export tasks and needs  Selecting the best logistics and shipping methods (ship direct from US or warehouse in country?)  Understanding regulatory approval, global payment methods, customer returns, warranties, taxes, etc.  Case study examples: China and Brazil Speaker(s): Kim Kirkendall, CPA and Founder of China Resource Network Co-Sponsor(s): Presented by the Ohio Export Assistance Network, the Miami Valley SBDC and…

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Collaborate, Meet and Work Remotely

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Topic: Other Join us to learn about Google tools that can help you work and stay productive no matter where you are. Plus, get tips on more free online resources to help you gain new digital skills. In this session we’ll show you how to: *How to schedule and host effective virtual meetings *Discover, collaborate on documents with others in real-time *Access your files from anywhere Speaker(s): Petia Abdur-Razzaaq, Digital Marketing Strategist and Principal, The Stylista Group Kimberly Woodbury Director,…

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Managing Imports with Trade Disruptions

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Topic: International Trade What you will learn:  What is today’s import environment: benefits and challenges with logistics, trade tariffs and freight costs  Tips for finding new suppliers  Methods to protect your contracts, products, payment and purchase orders  Managing overseas suppliers and product quality under travel restrictions Speaker(s): Kim Kirkendall, CPA and Founder of China Resource Network Co-Sponsor(s): Ohio Export Assistance Network, The Miami Valley Small Business Development Center and the Small Business Administration This is a…

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Explore Conscious Leadership

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aileron Campus, 8860 Wildcat Road
Tipp City, OH 45371 United States
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When was the last time you stepped back and looked at how you approach situations as a leader? Raise your level of consciousness about yourself—in order to make better decisions, have greater perspective, and to improve your ability to problem-solve. Use this workshop to become your greatest self, at work and at home. A day to increase your self-awareness and learn how to consciously choose how you want to lead. It’s more than reflection; you’ll take an assessment before the…

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International Marketing-Leverage Social Media to Market Your Business

June 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 pm

Topic: International Trade We will cover:  The popular social media platforms by country  Using social media to support your brand and sell more product  Learn how cultural nuance and language affect sales  Globalization versus localization – which is right for your company?  Case study examples: China and Brazil Speaker(s): Kim Kirkendall, CPA and Founder of China Resource Network Co-Sponsor(s): Presented by the Ohio Export Assistance Network, the Miami Valley SBDC and SBA This is a…

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Doing Business in the Age of Coronavirus

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Virtual panel discussion about Doing Business in the Age of Coronavirus.

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July 2020

New Business Information Session Webinar

July 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Topic: Business Start-Up The On line New Business Information Session is a 2 hour, free seminar that will answer your questions about starting, buying, or expanding a small 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. Log on codes and additional materials will be sent via email to registered participants in the days prior to the event. Speaker(s): Certified Business Adviser from…

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Overview of Quickbooks Online

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup Overview of Quickbooks Online : One hour presentation/webinar with some time for Q & A about navigating in QBO, Sales Center, Vendor Center and Banking Center Speaker(s): Kim Petro Owner, Designed to Organize; QuickBooks Online Advanced Certified ProAdvisor Co-Sponsor(s): This is a webinar only. You will be emailed the log in and any required password information the day before the seminar. We use the Zoom platform for our events.   Fee: No Cost

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Koffee Talks: Connection, Not Just Networking

July 10 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
The Bison and The Boar, 3377 Us Rt. 35 E
West Alexandria, OH 45381 United States
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The format for this event is a round table, peer-to-peer conversation. Stefanie Price, Preble County Koffee Talk Chair, will guide the conversation.

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Leading with Your Best Self

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Personal development starts with self-awareness—which is why Leading With Your Best Self emphasizes introspection and reflection as growth strategies. When you choose to invest in yourself and strive toward your potential, you’re also investing in a more rewarding and enjoyable life at work and at home. An opportunity for you to practice communication skills that will ensure the best thinking – from you and others – are brought forth in conversations to achieve optimal results. Dates: July 30, 2020 9:00am-12:00pm…

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