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

Adam Murka

Vice President for Advancement
Sinclair Community College

David Schoeff

Board Chair

Dr. David Kirschman

CEO
Aerobiotix

Gayle Rominger

President
Rominger Consulting

Greg Meredith

President
Lee Plastic Founder

Janelle Forbes

Accounting Manager
WilmerHale

Jay Nigro

Owner
Liftoff Entertainment

Jeff Klank

Partner
Canal Holdings, LLC

Joe Tuss

Economic Development Consultant
JT Development Consulting, LLC

Keith Bowman

Senior Planner
High Speed Systems Division Air Force Research Laboratories

Mary Kinsella

Career Strategist
Her Engineering Career

Michael Valencia

Entrepreneur in Residence

Nate Sowder

Entrepreneur in Residence

Shelley Dickstein

City Manager
City of Dayton