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

Pohlman, Talmage, Brown & Campbell CPAs, Inc.

Craig Jennings

Spintech Holdings, Inc.

David Schoeff

Board Chair

Dr. David Kirschman


Dr. Ibrahim Katampe

Central State

Dr. Lindsey Reiser

Independent Consultant

Dr. Mary Kinsella

Career Strategist
Her Engineering Career

Greg Meredith

Lee Plastic Founder

Janelle Forbes

Accounting Manager

Jay Nigro

Liftoff Entertainment

Jay Schindler

G2 Potential

Jeff Klank

Canal Holdings, LLC

Keith Bowman

Senior Planner
High Speed Systems Division Air Force Research Laboratories

Nate Sowder

Entrepreneur in Residence

Shelley Dickstein

City Manager
City of Dayton