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Cincinnati Startup Lyceum AI Among Ohio Companies to Receive $2.6M in Funding to Advance New Technology

Posted by Christian LeDuc on May 6, 2024

A local startup is among a dozen Ohio businesses to receive more than $2 million in grants to support research and licensing of new technologies in the state.

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Tech startups ‘Propel-ed’ at University of Dayton win $200,000 state grants

Posted by Anne Kane on May 3, 2024

Tech startups boosted by a program to support entrepreneurs building a new business based on technology developed at the University of Dayton each received $200,000 awards from the State of Ohio Technology Validation Startup Fund.

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Montgomery County Launches Creative Technologies Business Grant to Bolster Innovation and Economic Growth

Posted by Anne Kane on May 2, 2024

Dayton, OH, April 9, 2024 – Montgomery County Launches Creative Technologies Business Grant to Bolster Innovation and Economic Growth. From the airplane...

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Meet the 4 Newest Startups to watch at the EC

Posted by Anne Kane on May 1, 2024

The Entrepreneurs’ Center (EC) is deeply committed to empowering entrepreneurs in the Dayton Region, providing the essential tools they need to launch and expand their businesses.

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Entrepreneurs’ Center Tech Start-ups Secure $1M in Grant Funding

Posted by Anne Kane on April 26, 2024

The startup ecosystem in Dayton is gaining momentum, with five tech companies leading the way.

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EC Client, UNLISTED Wins $100,000 Investment in Pitch HearstLab Competition

Posted by Anne Kane on April 24, 2024

Woman-Led Off-Market Real Estate Technology Startup Takes Top Prize from Fund Designed to Close the Gender Gap in VC

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New York Aerospace Business Acquires Dayton R&D Firm

Posted by Thomas Gnau on April 19, 2024

A Buffalo, N.Y. company, CUBRC, has acquired Ahmic Aerospace, a Dayton-based engineering company and producer of instrumentation for the aerospace industry.

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Sealing Homes’ Leaky HVAC Systems Is a Sneaky Good Climate Solution

Posted by Anne Kane on April 17, 2024

A company has a unique system to speed up the process of sealing leaky HVAC systems to make homes more energy efficiency and comfortable.

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High-Tech Dayton Startups Ignite Innovation in ERS, Agriculture and Aerospace

Posted by Scott Koorndyk on April 16, 2024

In Dayton, Ohio, the Entrepreneurs' Center (EC) is an entrepreneurial leader offering support and guidance for startups eager to make their mark. Among these, three companies — Smart Response Technologies (SRT), Global Neighbor and Spintech Holdings — embody the spirit of innovation and determination that characterizes the city's startup business landscape.

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Airborne Outfitters: Pioneering with AFRL

Posted by Anne Kane on April 11, 2024

Entrepreneurs’ Center client Airborne Outfitters, founded by Jason B. Evatt, a retired US Air Force officer, embodies a journey from a simple...

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National Science Foundation Supports Dayton Startup with $1M in Funding

Posted by Anne Kane on April 4, 2024

The award enables the startup to launch its next phased of research and development as it steps closer to commercialization.

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The Entrepreneurs’ Center Quarterly Update

Posted by Scott Koorndyk on April 2, 2024

6888 Kitchen provides affordable access to critical commercial kitchen space and business support services, giving food entrepreneurs exactly the resources they need to build a successful business.

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Revolutionizing Hygiene – The Wet Wipe Wizard

Posted by Anne Kane on March 25, 2024

Struggling with the inefficiencies of traditional wet wipe canisters is a common frustration. Consider the experience of Chris Danis, the founder of...

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Entrepreneurs’ Center, University of Dayton partnership growing in the restored Arcade

Posted by Anne Kane on March 21, 2024

The partnership between University of Dayton and the Entrepreneurs' Center is helping ‘Unpolished gems’ become entrepreneurs

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Dayton tech startup secures $1.5 million from angel investors

Posted by Anne Kane on March 20, 2024

EC Client, Smart Response Technologies secures 1.5M from angel investors to further develop its responder focused technology.

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Spintech Secures Over $4M in Series B Funding

Posted by Mike McCann on March 18, 2024

Spintech Holdings, an Entrepreneurs’ Center (EC) client, recently announced a Series B funding round. The funding will fuel continued growth for the company, meeting the growing demand for Department of Defense tooling and product lines.

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Pitch Series Part II: How to Approach the Pitch

Posted by Mike McCann on March 4, 2024

Exploring essential elements and approach to crafting an effective pitch for entrepreneurs seeking investment, read about emphasizing the importance of addressing key information, and understanding investor preferences.

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Introducing the Dayton Inno Madness Bracket – Round 1

Posted by Anne Kane on March 1, 2024

It’s that time of year again. The DBJ Inno Madness competition is here, and they’ve got 32 local startups vying for the...

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The 7 Newest Startups to Watch at the EC

Posted by Anne Kane on February 29, 2024

From cutting-edge accountability software to revolutionary energy solutions, meet seven of Dayton's newest startups.

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Skuld Drives a New Era of Manufacturing Innovation

Posted by Anne Kane on February 27, 2024

Discover how Skuld's novel technology combines 3D printing precision with sustainable practices propelling its impact.

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Empowering Entrepreneurs: The Impact of Alternative Funding on Local Businesses

Posted by Anne Kane on February 19, 2024

Learn how innovative financing solutions, like the Rotunda Fund, helped overcome obstacles and achieve sustainable growth.

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Building Solutions, Enhancing Products on Target in 2024 for Growing Defense Firm

Posted by Anne Kane on February 14, 2024

Entrepreneurs’ Center client Tangram Flex reflects on 2023 and looks forward to 2024 goals.

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Great Lakes Water Innovation Engine is Awarded up to $160 million U.S. National Science Foundation Grant

Posted by Anne Kane on January 30, 2024

The Entrepreneurs’ Center is part of Great Lakes ReNEW, the multistate partnership to boost Great Lakes leadership on resource recovery and the...

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Entrepreneurs’ Center Tech Start-ups Secure $400,000 in Grant Funding

Posted by Anne Kane on January 24, 2024

Entrepreneurs’ Center (EC) technology clients The Science and Engineering Corps (The Corps) and Sensate Biosystems secured $400,000 in grant funding from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission.

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RAM Medical Innovations: A Remarkable Journey from Dream to Success

Posted by Leslie Klenke on January 22, 2024

In the dynamic entrepreneurial landscape of Dayton, Ohio, RAM Medical Innovations stands out as a prime example of vision, innovation, and sheer...

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10 Greater Dayton Startups to Watch in 2024

Posted by Anne Kane on January 20, 2024

To assist, the Entrepreneurs’ Center in downtown Dayton this year has grown its EC Angel investors network – bringing in new people and additional opportunity for startups to garner funds.

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Dayton Microelectronics Company Raises $4.5 Million, SEC Filing Reports

Posted by Leslie Klenke on January 18, 2024

Entrepreneurs’ Center client, Niobium Microsystems Inc., a spinoff of Galois, raised nearly $4.5 million in fundraising capital in recent weeks, according to...

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AFRL Announces Record-Breaking FY23 Small Business Awards During Small Business Summit

Posted by Leslie Klenke on January 5, 2024

Battle Sight Technologies, founded in 2017 out of the Dayton Entrepreneurs' Center, is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned defense products company focused on the warfighter and various mission sets, including survival, personnel recovery, isolated persons, combat search and rescue, combat resupply and close quarters battle mission set.

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Dayton’s Startup Ecosystem Is Thriving Thanks to Success of Local Entrepreneurs

Posted by Leslie Klenke on January 3, 2024

Scott Koorndyk, president of the Entrepreneurs’ Center (EC), spoke with DBJ to share the latest in the startups sector and his plan on how to support local entrepreneurs in 2024.

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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Mined XAI’s Rise to AI Prominence

Posted by Scott Koorndyk on January 1, 2024

In the dynamic world of tech startups, Dayton is witnessing a remarkable story of innovation and success with Mined XAI. This veteran-owned startup is not just making waves but reshaping the very fabric of artificial intelligence. Born from the high-stakes environment of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) explainable AI program and refined at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Mined XAI is pioneering a new frontier in explainable artificial intelligence (XAI), crucial for today's data-driven decision-making.

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Entrepreneurs’ Center 2023 Year-End Review

Posted by Scott Koorndyk on December 29, 2023

As we bid farewell to 2023, I’m proud of yet another year of unprecedented growth and success at the Entrepreneurs' Center (EC). Our commitment to fostering innovation, supporting entrepreneurs, and driving economic vitality in the Dayton region continues to transform the small business community.

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Narratize Closes $2M Seed Round to Accelerate Innovation Through the Power of Story

Posted by Leslie Klenke on December 19, 2023

Entrepreneurs' Center client, Narratize, announced today that it has closed a $2 million seed round led by Kubera Venture Capital and HearstLab, with participation from Cintrifuse Capital, Keyhorse Capital, North Coast Ventures, and How Women Invest.

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Entrepreneurs, There’s a Problem with the “Pitch”

Posted by Mike McCann on December 18, 2023

At its worst, the pitch—especially in front of an untrained audience—can be a platform for focusing on the wrong things, reinforcing unconscious biases, and ignoring underlying fundamentals of a business. Accelerators are notorious for this. According to a 2020 Yale study of 1,100 startups at brand-name Silicon Valley accelerators, several interesting factors contributed to an increased likelihood of selection for funding:

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Lunnie Partners With Kettering Health to Support New Moms With Innovative Leakproof Nursing Bras

Posted by Leslie Klenke on December 11, 2023

Entrepreneurs' Center client, Lunnie, a trailblazing postpartum intimates company based in Dayton, OH, is excited to announce its new partnership with Kettering Health to provide nursing bras to moms in need. This groundbreaking collaboration is set to empower and enhance the postpartum experience for countless women in the Dayton community.

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Sarah Jordan of Skuld LLC Learned Some Lessons From an Earlier Start-up Failure

Posted by Leslie Klenke on December 4, 2023

Entrepreneurs’ Center client, Sarah Jordan of Skuld, has developed a whole new technology for additive manufacturing named AMEC and is participating in the newest cohort of "Innovation Crossroads."

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Non-dilutive Funding Fuels Dayton Region’s Startup Opportunities

Posted by Scott Koorndyk on December 1, 2023

In Dayton, non-dilutive funding is a real strength. In part, this is out of necessity. While the region’s venture capital ecosystem shows signs of strengthening, the region continues to lack sufficient venture capital to meet the demands of our high-growth startups. But more significantly, the Dayton region has talent and research institutions tailor-made for the following key non-dilutive funding programs.

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Fairborn Tech Company Earns Trust Through Positive Results

Posted by Leslie Klenke on November 28, 2023

Entrepreneurs' Center client, Mined XAI, has been announced the winner for Dayton Business Journal’s Innovator of the Year. Mined XAI has a strong client base in Dayton, including Winsupply, a multibillion-dollar supplier of commercial construction and industrial supplies and equipment. It serves Fortune 400 businesses, with additional clientele in Chicago and Kentucky.

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The Evolution of Bailout Systems and Safety Tech

Posted by Leslie Klenke on November 27, 2023

In the realm of technological innovation, Bailout Systems is not only a pioneering company but a testament to the resilience and innovation...

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How This Economic Development Organization Will Leverage $400,000 Grant for Small Business Growth

Posted by Leslie Klenke on November 22, 2023

Mike McCann, vice president of Innovation and Engagement at EC, said it is a critical time for startups in the Dayton region and west-central region of Ohio. In years past, the area has hosted significant R&D resources, solid local talent and great success accessing non-dilutive capital programs like Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), and Ohio Third Frontier’s Technology Validation and Start-up Fund (TVSF) programs.

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Entrepreneurs’ Center Wins EDA Grant to Expand Capital Access for Dayton-Region Startups

Posted by Leslie Klenke on November 10, 2023

With this funding, EC will support startups in the greater Dayton region by helping entrepreneurs prepare to raise capital by providing targeted training on pitching investors and preparing for a funding transaction. EC will expand its EC Angel network, provide training to recruit new members, and offer enhanced programs and support for existing members. Additionally, EC will assess the region’s long-term capacity for additional forms of organized capital.

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The ‘Valley of Death’ Is a Deep Pit, but Dayton Startups Are Clawing Their Way Out

Posted by Leslie Klenke on November 7, 2023

“We have active investors coming to the table,” said Mike McCann, VP of Innovation and Engagement at the EC. “We have companies able to get access to venture capital funds and firms and strategic corporate investors to help them grow.”

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Starting Up and the Sales Mentality

Posted by Mike McCann on October 30, 2023

When speaking to a room of entrepreneurs, I’ll often ask a simple question, “How many of you are in sales?” The usual...

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Dayton-Area Startup Lectratek Plays Long Game in E-aviation Market

Posted by Leslie Klenke on October 18, 2023

Entrepreneurs’ Center client, Lectratek, founded in 2020 out of Rushlight Ventures, has been quietly humming away at developing its products for more...

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Embracing AI: Key Strategies for Modern Start-ups

Posted by Will Foster on October 17, 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is swiftly becoming an indispensable component in the startup world, with advancements in AI technologies paving the way for...

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Mile Two LLC Awarded $22M From US Air Force

Posted by Leslie Klenke on October 12, 2023

Entrepreneurs’ Center client, Mile Two LLC, announces that the company was awarded a $22M contract to support digital transformation efforts of the...

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3 Steps to Turn Feedback Into a Commitment

Posted by Mike McCann on October 9, 2023

You have an idea. You’ve done some of your early research and got some good feedback. Now it’s time to turn feedback...

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The Entrepreneurs’ Center Quarterly Update

Posted by Scott Koorndyk on September 29, 2023

It’s hard to believe that fall is already here, but this may be our favorite season for the Entrepreneurs’ Center (EC) Team. At the very least, it’s mine! I’ve always found that the fall is the perfect time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished, but it's not too late to impact our trajectory over the remainder of the year.

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Lunnie is Innovating Postpartum Products for Nursing Mothers

Posted by Leslie Klenke on September 28, 2023

Entrepreneurs' Center client and Dayton startup Lunnie is working to revolutionize the postpartum industry for moms by moms, with nursing bras that are functional and leakproof.

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Hybridworks Just Secured a $3.2 Million Seed-Series Equity Investment

Posted by Kim Frazier on September 27, 2023

"The Entrepreneurs' Center has been with us from the start, including helping us find those initial investors. I appreciate all their support as we advanced Hybridworks from vision to reality," commented Hybridworks Founder Bud Honshell. 

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Don’t Blindly Build Your Idea

Posted by Mike McCann on September 25, 2023

Ideas are great, but they’re just a fraction of what it takes to create a valuable business. What really matters is finding an urgent customer problem so you can define a solution that addresses their needs. This is product-market fit, and it’s the most essential first step in starting your company.

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Three Tech Startups Take Home $22,500 at Pitch Competition

Posted by Leslie Klenke on September 21, 2023

This year, the pitch competition, powered by the Entrepreneurs’ Center (EC), featured $22,500 in cash prizes. The funding was made available by the EC's Entrepreneurial Services Provider (ESP) program, run in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Development's Third Frontier Commission.

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Better Water for Coffee Leads to Better Prices for Farmers

Posted by Leslie Klenke on August 29, 2023

Entrepreneurs’ Center client, Third Wave Water’s (TWW), emphasizes the importance of the correct water profile for coffee’s quality for cupping coffee and...

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Entrepreneurs’ Center Tech Start-ups Secure $350,000 in Grant Funding

Posted by Leslie Klenke on August 23, 2023

Dayton’s startup ecosystem gains momentum as Kilele Health, Medical Interface Solutions, and Raider Technologies lead the way. DAYTON, OH, August 23, 2023...

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Tech, Talent and Culture: Why Dayton Entrepreneurs Never Stop Innovating

Posted by Leslie Klenke on August 20, 2023

“I think there are three things that the Dayton region has,” said Scott Koorndyk, president of the Entrepreneurs’ Center (EC) in Dayton....

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$8M Economic Development Organization Welcomes New VP of Innovation

Posted by Leslie Klenke on August 8, 2023

Entrepreneurs’ Center recently appointed Mike McCann as Vice President of Innovation, focusing on growing engagement and connectivity within the Dayton community, specifically...

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Meet Lauren Gay, Owner of Joui Wine

Posted by Alison Corder on August 1, 2023

Joui Wine’s Grand Opening is on 12/7 at 6:00pm! Get ready to savor an exclusive interview with the dynamic Lauren Gay, General...

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Sustaining Success: How to Combat Decision Fatigue in Small Business Leadership

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In the fast-paced world of small business leadership and entrepreneurship, decision-making is an ever-present challenge. As visionary leaders of startups and small...

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Tier-one Takes Additional Equity Stake in SAAM

Posted by Leslie Klenke on July 31, 2023

Entrepreneurs’ Center client, SAAM Inc., announces the company has entered into a second Investment Agreement with a global tier-one. The SAAM Board...

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Three Local Strategies to Help Your Entrepreneurial Journey

Posted by Scott Koorndyk on July 6, 2023

Dayton has a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem with a variety of resources and networks available to support business owners. Take advantage of organizations like the Entrepreneurs’ Center, Launch Dayton, and others.

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The Mental Health Crisis in Entrepreneurship

Posted by Lauren Tiffan on May 1, 2023

Too often, founders associate their identity with the success of their business. And its easy to see why! A startup requires a founder to put their full heart into their efforts. They give it their all.

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The Yins and Yangs of Entrepreneurship

Posted by Jordan Roe on April 3, 2023

The quest to exploit a new opportunity is a journey filled with challenges, risks, and rewards. It will sometimes kick you down when you’re already on the ground thinking you can’t possibly go lower. But if you take a breath and decide to stand back up, there are prevailing aspects of entrepreneurship that make it an incredibly fulfilling and a wonderful way of life.

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Balance Does Exist, You Define It

Posted by LeKeisha Grant on March 1, 2023

Let’s start off by level setting. There is no such thing as work/life balance. We have one life and inside of there...

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The Entrepreneurs’ Center Launches “Pitch AM” Monthly Series in February

Posted by Leslie Klenke on February 13, 2023

Giving Dayton’s new startups exposure to financing and strategic partnerships while boosting the local economy. DAYTON, OH, February 13, 2023 – The...

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Dayton’s Smart Response Technologies Wins $100,000 Grant to Enhance New Cloud-Based Intelligence Software

Posted by Leslie Klenke on February 9, 2023

Revolutionizing first responder emergency dispatchers and control centers nationwide to save lives. DAYTON, OH, February 9, 2023 – Smart Response Technologies (SRT)...

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2023: From Anxiety to Excitement

Posted by Kim Frazier on January 31, 2023

The economic climate of 2023 has been much discussed, with anxiety around a potential economic recession, lingering pandemic issues in economies across...

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Ohio-Based Tech Pioneer FlexEnergy LLC Signs Important Patent License Agreements With Air Force Research Laboratory

Posted by Leslie Klenke on June 8, 2022

Fulfills the final obligation for receiving the prestigious $100K grant awarded from Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation & Start-Up Fund Announced today,...

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Alumni New Venture Challenge Awards First Place to UNLISTED, a Startup Connecting Home Buyers with Off-Market Properties

Posted by Leslie Klenke on May 16, 2022

The winner of the Polsky Center’s 4th annual Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC) is a Midwest startup that helps home buyers find...

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Community Gem: ‘You don’t do this work because you want notoriety’

Posted by Leslie Klenke on May 2, 2022

Over the years, when hundreds of Dayton-area small businesses trying to commercialize a technology-oriented product or service needed a champion, they turned...

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New ally for Dayton startups: EC Angels

Posted by Leslie Klenke on April 15, 2022

The Entrepreneurs’ Center (EC) has launched EC Angels, a regional network of support for local startups. These accredited investors can provide capital...

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Angel investor network launches in Dayton

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A regional network of angel investors who will provide capital and counsel to local entrepreneurs is launching in Dayton.

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Four area companies to receive Spark Awards for business innovation

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Better Business Bureau, serving Dayton and Miami Valley, will present its fourth annual Spark Awards at the Torch Awards for Ethics on...

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Entrepreneurs’ Center Launches Regional Network of Angel Investors

Posted by Kim Frazier on April 7, 2022

Strengthening support for local entrepreneurs by increasing engagement of local investors Dayton, OH, April 6, 2022 – Announced today, the Entrepreneurs’ Center...

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Dayton-based Nursing Apparel Company, Lunnie, Launches Limited Presale for Debut Product

Posted by Leslie Klenke on March 4, 2022

Lunnie, a Dayton-based company redefining postpartum, launched their limited presale for their debut product. The Lunnie Everyday Nursing Bra is chic, comfortable,...

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Ohio-Based Tech Pioneer FlexEnergy LLC Signs Important Patent License Agreements With Air Force Research Laboratory

Posted by Leslie Klenke on February 24, 2022

COLUMBUS, OH, February 16, 2022 – Announced today, the minority-owned Ohio-based start-up FlexEnergy LLC, founded to create and commercialize both flexible and...

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Dayton’s Entrepreneurs Center unveils new investment fund

Posted by Leslie Klenke on February 11, 2022

The Entrepreneurs’ Center has announced the launch of the Rotunda Fund, a revenue-based investment fund for area entrepreneurs and small businesses that...

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Economic Development Groups Ranked by Operating budget

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Data from organizations listed. Some organizations contacted did not respond. Secondary ranking by employees. Data subject to change.

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Entrepreneurs Thrive in Miami Valley

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Entrepreneurs have played a pivotal role in the growth of the U.S. economy since the founding of the country, when risk-taking settlers...

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VOICES: A path for small businesses in 2022

Posted by Leslie Klenke on

Like most of you, I was happy to see 2021 in the rearview mirror. The past two years have been filled with...

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The Entrepreneurs’ Center at New Hub Offers Tools and Resources

Posted by Beth Langfels on January 10, 2022

Entrepreneurs Thrive in the Miami Valley By Beth Langfels Entrepreneurs have played a pivotal role in the growth of the U.S. economy...

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Ohio-based AgTech Firm Global Neighbor, Inc. Secures Over $1.1M With More On The Way

Posted by Leslie Klenke on January 5, 2022

A victory for farmers and the environment Dayton, OH, January 5, 2022 – Global Neighbor, Inc. (GNI), a growing Ohio-based innovation leader...

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Revenue-Based Investment Fund Being Launched for Dayton Area Entrepreneurs

Posted by Kim Frazier on December 1, 2021

The first of its kind for investors and entrepreneurs  Dayton, OH, December 1, 2021 – The Entrepreneurs’ Center in Dayton, Ohio, announces...

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Dayton-Based, MilTech Pioneer Battle Sight Technologies, Spearheading Technology for Frontline, Awarded Prestigious Grant From Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation & Start-Up Fund

Posted by Sunny Kapka on October 7, 2021

A notable accomplishment as the first company ever to receive this grant two times Dayton, OH, October 7, 2021 – Battle Sight...

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Rare Active, Local Female-owned Small Business, Becomes First to Engage Dayton Women’s Basketball Players Under Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL)

Posted by Leslie Klenke on July 2, 2021

Friday, July 2, 2021 — Dayton, OH — Today, Rare Active, a Dayton-based, female-owned small business becomes the first company to engage...

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TEC Launches Marketplace Initiative

Posted by Leslie Klenke on August 26, 2020

Dedicated to Boosting Awareness The Entrepreneurs Center (TEC) today announced the TEC Marketplace initiative, an e-commerce platform linked to TEC’s website that...

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Engaging All Entrepreneurial Talent to Ensure a Vibrant Economic Future

Posted by Scott Koorndyk on May 22, 2020

A few months ago, the Entrepreneurs Center (TEC) launched the #CovidPivot campaign to share the stories of entrepreneurs and how they are...

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Getting Out of My Own Way

Posted by Kim Frazier on May 8, 2020

While my business required a very fast pivot, what has been more important for me was my own pivot. As the owner...

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Disciplined Innovation Through Uncertain Times

Posted by Robert Slater on May 4, 2020

Robert Slater is Innovation Strategist at SlickLabs Innovation who leads motivated teams through the innovation process to deliver engineered solutions. Today he...

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T3 Goes Digital

Posted by Lauren Tiffan on April 30, 2020

I didn’t accept the calendar invite, because I didn’t think we’d still be working remotely for the April 7th pitch practice. Our...

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Turn Up Your Efficiency – Give Each Day a Theme!

Posted by Gail Francis Johnson on April 27, 2020

Gail Francis Johnson is President/CEO of Talent One Advisors and serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Entrepreneurs Center.  Today she shares a few...

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Entrepreneurs: Keep Going

Posted by Scott Koorndyk on April 24, 2020

The past month has been a challenging one for our client companies, the region’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Being an entrepreneur...

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Entrepreneurial Resilience

Posted by Jordan Roe on April 17, 2020

Entrepreneurial Resilience. These are the two words that come to mind when thinking about #covidpivot. See, I am someone who lives and...

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Support Small Businesses

Posted by Scott Koorndyk on March 27, 2020

I have the absolute privilege of leading an organization that focuses entirely on entrepreneurs – so this is personal for us. Almost...

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Building Jobs in the Dayton Region, Together

Posted by Scott Koorndyk on January 13, 2020

The Entrepreneurs Center (TEC) got some fantastic news this past November: an award of $10.8 million from the Ohio Third Frontier for the next...

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The Entrepreneurs Center lands $10.8M to support startups

Posted by Leslie Klenke on November 21, 2019

State nearly doubles the region’s funding to invest in high-tech companies The Ohio Third Frontier Commission has awarded The Entrepreneurs Center $10.8M...

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The Entrepreneurs Center Hires ESP Director

Posted by Katie Hill on January 7, 2019

“We are thrilled to have someone as sophisticated and talented as Chris Wallace join our team,” said Scott Koorndyk, president of TEC....

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Nucleus CoShare Announces Acquisition by The Entrepreneurs Center

Posted by Katie Hill on May 9, 2018

Nucleus CoShare moving to @444 to continue momentum in Dayton co-working Dayton, May 9, 2018: Nucleus CoShare announced today its acquisition by The Entrepreneurs...

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Congressman Turner and Air Force Research Laboratory Executive Director

Posted by Katie Hill on March 29, 2018

Promote Exceptional Partnerships and Regional Innovation in Dayton Region Backed by Air Force Research Laboratory leadership and lawmakers, the partnership between The...

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University of Dayton Crotty Center Recognizes TEC President as Volunteer of the Year

Posted by Katie Hill on March 28, 2018

Partnership between UD and TEC bolsters top-ranked pitch competition for entrepreneurship students around the globe Dayton, March 28, 2018: The Entrepreneurs Center (TEC)...

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Battle Sight Technologies Wins $100k Start-up Grant

Posted by Katie Hill on March 22, 2018

Award continues The Entrepreneurs Center’s wave of commercialization success in the Miami Valley Dayton, March 22, 2018: The Entrepreneurs Center (TEC) announced...

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University of Dayton, Entrepreneurs Center to Develop Innovation Hub to Anchor Downtown Arcade

Posted by Katie Hill on April 5, 2017

Dayton, April 5, 2017: The University of Dayton and The Entrepreneurs Center have joined in partnership and submitted a letter of intent to become the...

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The Entrepreneurs Center Wins $2.9 million in New Third Frontier Funding to Support Technology Start-Ups

Posted by Katie Hill on March 29, 2017

Dayton, March 29, 2017: The Ohio Third Frontier Commission selected The Entrepreneurs Center (TEC) as the Dayton Region’s Entrepreneurial Services Provider (ESP). This...

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