Coming Fall 2020

The annual UpDayton Summit is a launchpad for volunteer-powered community projects.

Community members share their vision for a better Dayton and how you can be part of their project. At the event, over 300 participants vote to decide which project pitches will receive seed money and the support of UpDayton for up to one year.

Examples of past winning projects include The Longest Table event, the #DaytonInspires campaign and selfie wall, purchasing and installing 70 bike racks in business districts and neighborhoods in the Dayton community, and many others. Learn about more past projects here.

How to pitch

UpDayton project incubator

2019 Incubator Cohort

2019 Incubator Cohort

New in 2019, The UpDayton Project Incubator is a program designed for community members to transform social issues or passionate causes into a actionable community projects.

Applications are accepted year-round. Individuals or teams accepted into the incubator are part of a cohort-like environment building relationships with like-minded changemakers. Attend a series of workshops to help define a project, create a plan, and tell a story to maximize volunteer power and resources including a pitch at the annual UpDayton Summit.

See how you can make a difference with the UpDayton Project Incubator.