The Hitchhiker's Guide to Dayton Tech & Startups

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Dayton Tech & Startups

Meetup Groups & Events

Bold Ideas for Dayton: Unleashing Dayton's potential, resulting in a more engaged, connected, and thriving region.

Build Right Maker Series: Spend a day learning from industry leaders in this series of workshops throughout the year.

CEO SPACE: Curated speakers to talk on business topics to accelerate the growth of your business.

Code for Dayton: Collaborate on mobile and web apps that solve problems and help people. 

Dayton Commercialization Meetup: Hosts and promotes a series of events to uncover, assess and accelerate research technologies at universities and federal labs.

Dayton Data Visualization Group: Software developers interested in data visualization

Dayton Diode: An open community workshop for learning, making, and hacking.

Dayton Entrepreneurs and Startups: Encouraging and teaching Dayton entrepreneurs while pushing the startup environment.

Dayton Ruby Brigade: Ruby programming language and Ruby on Rails web framework enthusiasts.

Girl Develop It Dayton: Empowering women to code through affordable programming.

Inventors Council of Dayton: Monthly meetings; networking with successful inventors; education and resources about invention commercialization.

New Media Dayton: Provides a forum to learn how to better use online marketing, communications and social media tools and methods.

PechaKucha 20x20: PK is an event where 8 speakers share creative works, stories and inspirations. 

SHIFT: A grassroots network within AFRL that has formed around creating a culture of active innovation within the labs.

Startup Grind Dayton: Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community.

TEDxDayton: TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. 

TEDxYouth@Dayton: TEDxYouth, a licensed event of TED, shares this vision and focuses on the student audience featuring talks by young people.

The Collider Project: Linking entrepreneurs, business, industry, and government through focused "collider" events.

The Entrepreneurship Club, A Wright State University Student Organization: A network of students at Wright State University who are passionate about entrepreneurship and want to be a part of Dayton's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.

UX Dayton: A group for anyone interested in improving technology for the people who use it.

Blogs & Podcasts

Ben Callahan: Writings and presentations given by the CEO of Dayton startup Sparkbox.

Dayton Tech & Startups: Technology and startup highlights in the Dayton Region.

Foundry: Blog focused on Sparkbox, coding, and a better web.

Innovation Network for Regional Prosperity: LinkedIn group for sharing Dayton innovation news.

Marxent Labs: Blog focused on Marxent, their opportunities, and their company.

The Ohio StartUp Show: The purpose of the Ohio StartUp Show is to talk to the smartest, most innovative leaders in the Ohio start-up ecosystem so that we can learn from what they have seen, suffered and studied.

VentureOhio: Blog focused on Venture opportunities in Ohio and Ohio-based startups.

Social Media


Who to follow on twitter: An ever evolving list of those influencing the ecosystem and sharing their story on twitter. 

Innovation Network for Regional Prosperity: LinkedIn network of community and business leaders sharing innovation news and new ideas for growth in Dayton.