Our Guided Process

Dayton Region’s Entrepreneurial Services Provider (ESP)

We’re looking for tech entrepreneurs with big ideas. The type of ideas that will disrupt an industry and the entrepreneurs with the passion and dedication to see their idea from concept to growth.


Does this sound like you? Then your next step is to share an overview of your business and types of assistance you might need.

This initial screening helps us get a sense for your business to determine if this program is the best program to support the needs of your entrepreneurial journey. Jordan Roe or another member of our team will follow up with you within “7” business days.


Entrepreneurs that fit the ESP program will be invited to attend our Catalyst Bootcamp, the beginning of our due diligence process. This 2-day training session will help you shape your company’s value proposition and build relationships with our staff, partners, and mentors who facilitate the programming.


If selected after completion of the bootcamp you will work with a member of our team to craft a tailored plan to support the acceleration and commercialization of the technology. Our team will work with you to determine which services and resources provide the most value to your commercialization pathway.

Before You Apply…

Recognize the position of receiving outside funding. It is a statement that you are prepared to work diligently, take risk, make sacrifices, and exhaust resource feedback. It is a statement that says, “I plan to disrupt the marketplace with new and differentiated solutions.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of entrepreneurs are a good fit?

We support early stage technology driven entrepreneurs s seeking high growth pathways who a preparing for investment opportunities. Some things we are looking at are the annual addressable market size, can your business model ultimately make money, and how long it will take your product to get to market.

What type of services and resources can I expect?

Services and resource opportunities are designed to meet the unique needs of each entrepreneur and business. Not all services are available to every client. Here are some examples of services and resources we’ve provided to local entrepreneurs.

  • Business plan support and refinement
  • Prototype development
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Executive coaching and mentoring
  • Marketing development and support.

*Any funding provided through this program will go directly to the third-party vendor to cover the costs of the service provided.

How do I apply?

You can Apply Here