Welcome to the Entrepreneurs' Center.

We are a modern economic development organization that powers progress and prosperity through entrepreneurship.

We empower the development and growth of the entrepreneurial businesses with a technology or local main street focus.

Annually, we work with over 1,000 brilliant entrepreneurs to start and grow companies, create jobs, generate revenue, and attract investment!

Entrepreneurs Thrive Here.

We drive meaningful connections and provide significant resources to Dayton based small businesses.

The Entrepreneurs’ Center is a collective group of experienced advisors, entrepreneurs-in-residence, and full-time staff. We’ve walked the walk and whether you’re just starting out and need development and operational guidance or ready for capital investment and need help connecting to the right partners, our experienced team is ready to help you with business planning, mentoring, networking and more.

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Meet Our Team

Alan Brown

CPA Retired
Pohlman, Talmage, Brown & Campbell CPAs, Inc.

Amit Gupta


Andrea Kunk

Peerless Technologies Corporation

Brian Silverberg

Henny Penny

Craig Jennings

Spintech Holdings, Inc.

David Schoeff

Board Chair

Don Hopkins

Interim Dean
Raj Soin College of Business

Dr. David Kirschman


Dr. Ibrahim Katampe

Assistant Director of Innovation & Tehnology
Central State University

Dr. Lindsey Reiser

Managing Director
PS, Epistemix

Dr. Mary Kinsella

Career Strategist
Her Engineering Career

Erik Collins

Development Director
City of Centerville

Jay Nigro

Liftoff Entertainment

Jay Schindler

President & CEO
Miami Valley Leadership Foundation

Jeff Klank

Canal Holdings, LLC

Jeff Miller

Senior VP Administration
Sinclair Community College

Jim Danis

Construction Manager
State of Ohio

Monte Salsman


Nate Sowder

Entrepreneur in Residence

Sabra Tomb

Director of Training Programs & Strategic Business Development
University of Dayton Law School

Sam Warwar

Tax Attorney
Coolidge Wall

Shelley Dickstein

City Manager
City of Dayton