Haven’t received any federal COVID relief? Apply for a piece of this $40M

Montgomery County has set aside $40M in COVID relief funding for small businesses affected by the pandemic who have not yet received any federal assistance. To be eligible for these funds, you [...]


Aviatra — Dayton launching cohort for socially-conscious cos

Aviatra — Dayton is launching a new EXPLORE cohort specifically for woman-owned startups with a social mission. EXPLORE — For the Greater Good will meet Thursdays at 6p, starting start Aug. 6 and [...]


Downtown Dayton Retail Lab now accepting applications

The Downtown Dayton Partnership (DDP), along with its small business development partners, is inviting business owners to apply to the first session of the Downtown Dayton Retail Lab, an [...]


STEM Whisperers and College Thrifts win Early Risers Academy general cohort pitch

Thursday night, Temitayo (T.) Adeola Osinubi, founder of STEM Whisperers, and Patricia Garcia, founder of College Thrifts, won their Early Risers Academy cohort’s virtual pitch night, each taking [...]


Early Risers Academy grads pitch their cos Thursday, Friday

Early Risers Academy is a free, 10-week, pre-accelerator program designed to take participants from business idea to business launch. This Thursday & Friday, graduates from our latest general [...]


We are committed to our region’s Black & Brown founders

A dispatch from KeAnna Daniels, Audrey Ingram, John Owen   The Launch Dayton partnership believes everyone, regardless of their background, should have the opportunity to determine their own [...]

If you’re looking to shop Black-owned businesses

We’ve seen several calls across social media for a directory of Black-owned businesses you can shop & support today. While this list is by no means exhaustive, we’ve tried to pull [...]


The Entrepreneurs Shoppe opening in Wright Dunbar

The retail boutique is located at 1109 West Third Street in the Historic Wright Dunbar Business District. Chanta Winston, owner of The Entrepreneurs Marketplace, saw a growing need for a retail [...]


Shop local THURSDAY at our virtual Cash Mob!

Looking for an easy way to #ShopLocal & #SupportLocal? Attend the Launch Dayton community’s virtual Thirsty Thursday Cash Mob THIS THURSDAY! Launch Dayton is a community of regional [...]


Theze Dealz — a Thrifty Boutique reopens post-COVID

Zontaye Richardson, owner of TheZe DealZ – a Thrifty Boutique, the only thrift shop on Dayton’s west side, re-opened her store over the weekend. Zontaye closed her doors March 17 to [...]

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