Entrepreneurship advocates and business owners are expected to convene in downtown Dayton all this week for a startup conference.
The second annual Dayton Startup Week event is organized by the Dayton Tech Guide and sponsored by the Wright State Research Institute, The Entrepreneurs Center and the City of Fairborn.
Wright State’s Tiffany Ferrell says the event is designed to connect entrepreneurs, and help people start or grow a new business in the Miami Valley.
“Entrepreneurship is a sign of economic prosperity," Ferrell says. "Small business is the backbone of America’s economy. We want to enable people to go after those ideas that they have and transform them into viable businesses that they can change the world with.”
Ferrell says Dayton’s startup scene has really taken off over the last 18 months, due in part to a Wright State funding initiative launched in 2015 to promote economic development and commercialization in Dayton's tech startup sector.
Dayton Startup Week 2017 features more than 100 free discussion panels and educational workshops. Last year’s event attracted more than 500 attendees.
Dayton Startup Week will be held June 12-16 at 400 E. Second Street in downtown Dayton. For more information, visit: https://dayton.startupweek.co/