Dayton to host second week of startup events

Miami Valley business leaders and entrepreneurs will host the second Dayton Startup Week in June.

The free, week-long installation of entrepreneurial events is set for June 12 to 16. Sessions will include presentations on technology, design, marketing, leadership and do-it-yourself making.

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The community hosted the first-ever Dayton Startup Week back in September. The event was sponsored by Tech Town and area partners like Wright State University and The Entrepreneurs Center. More than 70 events were planned throughout the week.

Tiffany Ferrell, a Dayton Startup Week organizer, told this newspaper that the first startup week aimed at helping entrepreneurs find connections and grow their businesses. Founders of companies like Fusian Sushi and Pig of the Month BBQ gave advice to novice entrepreneurs.

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The next week of events will aim to do the same thing.

Ohio ranked in the top five states for increased entrepreneurial growth, according to the 2016 Kauffman Index of Growth. Among the 25 largest states in the U.S., Ohio moved up to No. 12 in rankings for positive growth of entrepreneurship. Ohio was ranked 16th in the 2015 index.

The events hope to inspire entrepreneurs to "catapult" their businesses. They are also asking for community feedback.


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• Do you feel like you waste a lot of time at work? This startup is tackling workplace productivity issues. Read about entrepreneur and engineer Sabitha Anisetti.

• He's an innovator and the CEO of Marxent, a company that develops augmented reality and virtual reality apps. Find out what advice Beck Besecker has for you.

• This Centerville-based business expanded to three locations in 2016. Nutritional Medicinals creates organic feeding-tube formulas. Read about the unique startup’s growth.

• They’re transforming roads one pothole at a time. A Dayton-based company was accepted to a Cincinnati tech accelerator program. Learn about their growth and mission.

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