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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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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