UpDayton Project Incubator’s Inaugural Cohort

Hear Project Pitches at the UpDayton Annual Summit September 19, 2019

In January, UpDayton launched their newest program, the UpDayton Project Incubator with tailored workshops designed for young leaders to transform community project ideas into action. With 19 submissions, eight projects were selected to pitch at the UpDayton Summit on September 19, 2019 at The Brightside Music and Event Venue (905 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402).

“This is one of the most inspiring events of the year that will get you excited about shaping the future of Dayton,” said Executive Director, Lauren White. “Project leaders and the audience will have an opportunity to connect skills with needs, coming together for something greater than themselves.”

The inaugural cohort of the UpDayton Project Incubator and 2019 Summit Pitches:

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  • Baldwin Café, Leroy Bean

  • Dayton Fibershed, Namita Patel

  • Femme Aid Collaborative, Ryann Mescher

  • Helping Young People Escape Drugs: H.y.p.e.d., Zachary Sanford

  • Participatory Defense, Amanda Davis

  • The Great Dayton Climate Science Roadshow, Karen Jeffers-Tracy

  • The GroupChat, Courtney Jarrett

  • The House, Kristen Domke

Project teams will begin their workshop series on June 11 to prep for their pitches at the annual UpDayton Summit. Save the date to learn more about these innovative changemakers and their visions for our community. September 19, 2019 at The Brightside from 5:30 - 8:30 PM with after party to follow. Early bird $20 tickets can be purchased online now at https://updayton.org/summit-tickets

About the Summit
The annual UpDayton Summit is a launchpad for volunteer-powered community projects. At the event, over 300 participants vote to decide which project pitches will receive seed money. Examples of past winning projects include The Longest Table event, the #DaytonInspires campaign and mural, purchasing and installing 70 bike racks in business districts and neighborhoods in the Dayton community, and many others.

About UpDayton
UpDayton is a 501(c)(3) impact organization dedicated to attracting, engaging, and retaining young talent in the Dayton region. The organization’s efforts inspire and empower young Daytonians to create the kind of community they and their peers around the world want to live, work and play in.

For more information, visit updayton.org or facebook.com/updayton.