Dayton Startup Week to include yoga, fireside chats, pro advice

In an effort to boost entrepreneurship in the Miami Valley, officials have planned the second Dayton Startup Week for the early June.

The week of events will be hosted from June 12 to June 16 at 400 E. Second St. in downtown Dayton. The five-day event aims to help people “succeed in starting and growing a business in the Dayton region.”

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“Startup Week grew out of a give-first mentality,” said Tiffany Ferrell, co-organizer of the event. “It’s community-driven and run entirely by volunteers.”

The week is organized by Dayton Tech Guide and sponsored by the Wright State Research Institute, The Entrepreneurs Center and the City of Fairborn. There will be keynote talks from regional CEOs, investors and other startup pros who will talk about their successes and challenges while growing their companies.

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“We hosted the first Dayton Startup Week last September and were blown away by the interest and support that the community showed,” said John Owen, co-organizer. “Our goal coming out of the event was to have a better connected entrepreneurial community.”The week will offer breakfasts, yoga sessions and fireside chats. Local entrepreneurs like Fusian’s Zach Weprin and Marxent’s Barry Besecker will also discuss their experiences with the community.

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“Whether you’ve been in business for a while or you’re just getting started, there’s something at Dayton Startup Week for you,” Ferrell said.

Community members can register here.


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