About UpDayton



Mission & Impact


UpDayton seeks to spur economic growth in the Dayton region by attracting and retaining young creative talent. UpDayton wants to show young adults that the Gem City is a great place to live, work and play. And if top-notch creative young professionals want to live in our community, then top-notch entrepreneurs, businesses and investors want to be here, too!



Projects & Programs


The Annual UpDayton Summit
The annual UpDayton Summit is a launchpad for volunteer-powered community projects. At the event, participants vote to decide which creative young leaders will receive seed money and the support of UpDayton to bring their ideas to action!



Supporters & Partners


Individuals, organizations, foundations and businesses invest in UpDayton to assure that our community has the young talent it needs to thrive. Each dollar we receive is multiplied by the thousands of hours of volunteer time and talent that UpDayton can uniquely leverage. Our dividends come back in the form of experienced young leaders, talented people who choose to make Dayton home, and catalytic community projects that energize our city.