What we're about

Startup Grind is a global startup community, actively educating, inspiring and connecting 3.5 million entrepreneurs in more than 600 cities. Founded in Silicon Valley, we nurture startup ecosystems in 125 countries through local and international events and partnerships with organizations like Google for Startups.

Our values are what set us apart. We believe in making friends not contacts, in giving not taking, and helping others before helping ourselves. These values are what continue to drive us in Dayton, and so many people around the world.

Since 2015, the Startup Grind Dayton chapter has featured more than 30 successful local and national founders, innovators, educators, and investors who have shared lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

The monthly events are open to anyone interested or involved in startups and there are no annual or membership fees.

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Upcoming events (2)

From PhD to Founder - Karen Wonders (Maple Tree Cancer Alliance)

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-dayton-presents-from-phd-to-founder-karen-wonders-maple-tree-cancer-alliance/ Karen Wonders, Ph.D., is the Founder and Director of Maple Tree Cancer Alliance, a rapidly expanding organization that is changing the way cancer is managed through exercise therapy. Expanding from 8 locations today to 18+ across multiple states by the end of the year, Karen will share insights on how she's scaling her business as well as how she took the leap to make her venture come to life. In addition to running her company, Karen is also a Professor of Exercise Physiology at Wright State University, is the best selling author of the 40-day devotional, Beauty from Ashes, is a gifted speaker and has seven (yes, seven!) children. If you think her hands are full, you should see her heart! Agenda 5:00 PM: Friendmaking 6:00 PM: Fireside Chat 7:00 PM: More Friendmaking --- Speaker Karen Wonders - Maple Tree Cancer Alliance (Founder) Karen Wonders, Ph.D., is the Founder and Director of Maple Tree Cancer Alliance, and Professor of Exercise Physiology at Wright State University. Her passion is to advocate for exercise as part of the standard of care for cancer. MTCA provides free exercise training, nutrition counseling, and emotional support to hundreds of cancer survivors each month across locations in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Hosted By Candace Dalmagne-Rouge, Community Manager + Dayton Director Candace (@CandaceDRouge) is Community Manager of the Americas for Startup Grind and supports chapter and sponsor growth in North, Central and South America. She is also the Director of Startup Grind Dayton. Candace has held positions in marketing, facilitation, program management, commercialization, design thinking, innovation, R&D, market research, and business strategy. She has an MBA from the University of Dayton and is passionate about creating a thriving and connected local and global startup community. On weekends, you can find her traveling, hiking, and studying French in preparation for her next overseas adventure. AJ Ferguson, Team Member AJ is a community builder and social innovator. In his role at the Downtown Dayton Partnership, he helps small businesses, startups, and established companies become thriving members of the downtown business community. John Owen, Team Member John (@thejohnowen) is a Program Manager at Wright State Research Institute, where he co-founded Dayton Tech Guide, a program to support local entrepreneurs. He is the co-organizer of Techstars Startup Week Dayton and the co-chair of TEDxDayton. John is passionate about the future of Dayton and our local startup community. In his free time, he like to cook and explore local restaurants and post his experiences at @culinarymixtapes. Arielle Jordan, Team Member Hi, I'm Arielle. I enjoy new ways of connecting with people through the content they're consuming. That's why I created Curafied, a platform that allows people from anywhere on Earth to connect in real-time around individually curated digital content playlists. I consider myself an "accidental entrepreneur" because I didn't choose this life, it chose me...! I am passionate about growing the startup scene in Dayton as it has so much to offer: affordable living, great people, and helpful resources at your fingertips. What more could a founder want?! When I'm not in CEO-mode you can find me horseback riding in Springboro or hangin' with my main squeeze and our puppers around Austin Landing. KeAnna ‘Ke’ Daniels, Team Member Ke is an Empowerment Coach, Entrepreneur, Change Agent, Super Connector, Ecosystem Builder and a Servant Leader. She’s best known for empowering individuals to live their best lives by taking risks based on faith, and to live on purpose and with intentionality in order to execute with excellence. Entrepreneurially speaking, she has founded and hosted several conferences, events, initiatives, and a consulting firm, KMD Empowerment Consulting, LLC, that empowers individuals to take action in their personal and professional lives. KeAnna has held several leadership roles, and has also served on several boards. She’s worked and served for a plethora of social service and business agencies that marries her academic and professional background in Social Work and Entrepreneurship. In her spare time, she LOVES to thrift, cook, travel, cuddle with her pooch Kobe, and sip vino. William Foster, Team Member I'm Will! Owner of Foster Athletics LLC (personal training) and Picnk LLC, a meal prep company in the Dayton area. I graduated from Wright State University with a BSEd in Sports Science and am also USA Track & Field certified Coach as well as a NESTA certified personal trainer. I am an avid runner, weightlifter, and love the Dayton food scene! Lainie Dean, Team Member Lainie is a strategy consultant who has worked more than 25 years in healthcare but enjoys working with clients from all industries. She is passionate about supporting business leaders as they transform and grow their companies. In her free time, Lainie enjoys cooking, working out and spending time with her husband and teenage children. Kémo Aakhutera, CEO Kémo is a servant to The People. A serial entrepreneur w/ a liberating agenda, the title deemed most suitable would be that of a "Community Development Officer". His approach is "wholistic" in it’s nature but he is an activist-scholar to his core. A few of his current areas of expertise and practice are: real estate investing w/ a social impact emphasis, business credit/finance consultation to inform the underserved on how to access much needed but little known about resources to sustain - scale - succeed and, most recently, co-founding an Entrepreneurial Support Organization focused on the underrepresented. --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsorss McGohan Brabender (https://www.mcgohanbrabender.com/) McGohan Brabender is an independent, forward-thinking leader in the health benefits arena. For 46 years, our proven strategy gives businesses control over escalating claims costs, and reverses the epidemic spread of chronic disease in the workplace. We proudly maintain our independence, even as we expand our national presence. That empowers each one of us to quickly respond to changes in the marketplace and make decisions that best serve our clients. Startup League (https://startupleague.online/) An initiative by Radix (A global registry for domains like .TECH, .ONLINE, .STORE, .SPACE and any more), the Startup League program rewards startups with marketing benefits designed to help them take their product to market. Partner Provoke Dayton (https://www.provokedayton.com/) Provoke's mission is to create Dayton by creating a community of faith-based leaders who grow together, connect with others and mentor those around them. We create environments that encourage and equip leaders to grow a better community with integrity, character and vision. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-dayton-presents-from-phd-to-founder-karen-wonders-maple-tree-cancer-alliance/

How to Scale

TBD

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-dayton-presents-how-to-scale/ Join us for food, networking, and a fireside chat. Speaker TBD shortly. Agenda 5:00 PM: Friendmaking 6:00 PM: Fireside Chat 7:00 PM: More Friendmaking --- Speaker TBD - - TBD Hosted By Candace Dalmagne-Rouge, Community Manager + Dayton Director Candace (@CandaceDRouge) is Community Manager of the Americas for Startup Grind and supports chapter and sponsor growth in North, Central and South America. She is also the Director of Startup Grind Dayton. Candace has held positions in marketing, facilitation, program management, commercialization, design thinking, innovation, R&D, market research, and business strategy. She has an MBA from the University of Dayton and is passionate about creating a thriving and connected local and global startup community. On weekends, you can find her traveling, hiking, and studying French in preparation for her next overseas adventure. AJ Ferguson, Team Member AJ is a community builder and social innovator. In his role at the Downtown Dayton Partnership, he helps small businesses, startups, and established companies become thriving members of the downtown business community. John Owen, Team Member John (@thejohnowen) is a Program Manager at Wright State Research Institute, where he co-founded Dayton Tech Guide, a program to support local entrepreneurs. He is the co-organizer of Techstars Startup Week Dayton and the co-chair of TEDxDayton. John is passionate about the future of Dayton and our local startup community. In his free time, he like to cook and explore local restaurants and post his experiences at @culinarymixtapes. Arielle Jordan, Team Member Hi, I'm Arielle. I enjoy new ways of connecting with people through the content they're consuming. That's why I created Curafied, a platform that allows people from anywhere on Earth to connect in real-time around individually curated digital content playlists. I consider myself an "accidental entrepreneur" because I didn't choose this life, it chose me...! I am passionate about growing the startup scene in Dayton as it has so much to offer: affordable living, great people, and helpful resources at your fingertips. What more could a founder want?! When I'm not in CEO-mode you can find me horseback riding in Springboro or hangin' with my main squeeze and our puppers around Austin Landing. Lea Richards, Team Member Can read a balance sheet and grill mouth watering ribs, sometimes simultaneously. Founder of Pig of the Month BBQ, President of Spoon Joy, and proud dog mom to Noodle. Places you might have seen me: On Good Morning America, Rachel Ray, or Oprah's O Magazine. Just as likely: on the running path, mentoring at UD's entrepreneurship program or up in the sky trying to fly. KeAnna ‘Ke’ Daniels, Team Member Ke is an Empowerment Coach, Entrepreneur, Change Agent, Super Connector, Ecosystem Builder and a Servant Leader. She’s best known for empowering individuals to live their best lives by taking risks based on faith, and to live on purpose and with intentionality in order to execute with excellence. Entrepreneurially speaking, she has founded and hosted several conferences, events, initiatives, and a consulting firm, KMD Empowerment Consulting, LLC, that empowers individuals to take action in their personal and professional lives. KeAnna has held several leadership roles, and has also served on several boards. She’s worked and served for a plethora of social service and business agencies that marries her academic and professional background in Social Work and Entrepreneurship. In her spare time, she LOVES to thrift, cook, travel, cuddle with her pooch Kobe, and sip vino. William Foster, Team Member I'm Will! Owner of Foster Athletics LLC (personal training) and Picnk LLC, a meal prep company in the Dayton area. I graduated from Wright State University with a BSEd in Sports Science and am also USA Track & Field certified Coach as well as a NESTA certified personal trainer. I am an avid runner, weightlifter, and love the Dayton food scene! Lainie Dean, Team Member Lainie is a strategy consultant who has worked more than 25 years in healthcare but enjoys working with clients from all industries. She is passionate about supporting business leaders as they transform and grow their companies. In her free time, Lainie enjoys cooking, working out and spending time with her husband and teenage children. Kémo Aakhutera, CEO Kémo is a servant to The People. A serial entrepreneur w/ a liberating agenda, the title deemed most suitable would be that of a "Community Development Officer". His approach is "wholistic" in it’s nature but he is an activist-scholar to his core. A few of his current areas of expertise and practice are: real estate investing w/ a social impact emphasis, business credit/finance consultation to inform the underserved on how to access much needed but little known about resources to sustain - scale - succeed and, most recently, co-founding an Entrepreneurial Support Organization focused on the underrepresented. --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Local Sponsorss McGohan Brabender (https://www.mcgohanbrabender.com/) McGohan Brabender is an independent, forward-thinking leader in the health benefits arena. For 46 years, our proven strategy gives businesses control over escalating claims costs, and reverses the epidemic spread of chronic disease in the workplace. We proudly maintain our independence, even as we expand our national presence. That empowers each one of us to quickly respond to changes in the marketplace and make decisions that best serve our clients. Startup League (https://startupleague.online/) An initiative by Radix (A global registry for domains like .TECH, .ONLINE, .STORE, .SPACE and any more), the Startup League program rewards startups with marketing benefits designed to help them take their product to market. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-dayton-presents-how-to-scale/

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