The Hitchhiker's Guide to Dayton Tech & Startups

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Dayton Tech & Startups

Pitch Perfect at Dayton Startup Week

No, you won't get to meet Anna Kendrick. And there won't be any acapella groups or karoake nights.

This is so much better. 

Startups live and die by their ability to pitch for funding or sales. Locking down that first customer or investor is all about your ability to sell what you are developing.

During Dayton Startup Week you will get plenty of opportunities to develop your pitch and hear from those who have done it before.

Make sure you register before time runs out!

Pitch Events

EARLY RISERS: NIGHT OWL EDITION

Monday 530PM

Early Risers is a Dayton Tech Guide's monthly pitch event that gives 3 startups the opportunity to pitch their business or product to an audience of Dayton's business leaders, angel investors, and game changers. 

Startup Week will bring a new twist to this exciting event! Early Risers: Night Owl edition will bring back six of the best pitches from the past year to pitch to a new audience! Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear six great startups pitch their business and network with Dayton Startup Week attendees to close out a great first day!

PERK-E-LATOR

Thursday 5PM

10 participants will be selected at random to pitch on Thursday June 15th at 5PM. Each participant will get 90-seconds to pitch their business to the panel, who will then provide helpful feedback!


Participants that pitch may also have the opportunity to pitch at an upcoming Dreamer's Gala. Interested in pitching? Fill out THIS FORM and we will randomly select 10 entrepreneurs to pitch!

Develop Your Pitch

THE DO'S AND DON'TS OF CREATING A PITCH DECK

Thursday 10AM

Need to find investors, so you can have the capital needed to launch or scale your business?

Before you start building that pitch deck join Queen City Angels, who have heard thousands of pitches and invested over $45M in businesses, to get advice on what you should and should not do when pitching for dollars.

WORKSHOP: PITCH BOOT CAMP

Friday 9AM

Queen City Angels, a large Ohio-based Angel network that has invested over $45M in businesses to date, will run you through a version of their pitch bootcamp!

Learn from the other side of the table

BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE: INVESTOR ENTREPRENEURS

Monday 1PM

Being an entrepreneur does not mean you can't invest in startups. This panel of entrepreneurs does both! You won't want to miss the lessons they've learned from being on both sides of the fence.

ANGELS IN OUR OUTFIELD: REGIONAL INVESTOR GROUPS

Monday 4PM

Ohio has numerous angel and venture firms that can help you start and scale your business, and we've gathered many of them on stage for you! Come find out what markets, technologies, and business types they invest in.

PREPARING FOR FUNDING: WHAT YOU NEED BEFORE YOUR ASK

Tuesday 11AM

Do you know what you should have ready when you approve a bank or an investor? Find out from our panel of local investors!

WHAT'S INVESTIBLE? LESSONS LEARNED FROM EXPERIENCE

Tuesday 1PM

How do startups pick which founders to invest in? Why do they pick certain industries to focus on? This panel will shed light on the questions you've always wanted to ask!

MIDWESTERN VENTURE AGENCIES

Wednesday 5PM

The Midwest has numerous angel and venture firms that can help you start and scale your business! Come find out what markets, technologies, and business types they invest in!