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Innovate

The Hub's Story

The Arcade Innovation Hub, powered by PNC Bank, was created to serve as the regional nexus for the new venture creation and social innovation that will lead to a more vibrant and inclusive regional economy.

The vision for the Hub began in 2015, when the University of Dayton and the Entrepreneurs’ Center organically developed a mutually beneficial strategic relationship combining the strengths and capabilities of each partner to create synergies for students and small businesses. That vision came to life in 2021, when the Hub began operations in the historic Dayton Arcade. 

The Dayton Arcade was the center of the regional economy at the turn of the century but was dormant for nearly 40 years. Through the commitment and vision of the University of Dayton and the Entrepreneurs’ Center, the Arcade is once again visible proof that the heritage and history of innovation is alive and well in the Dayton Region. 

The Hub is home to a diverse collection of transdisciplinary members and fosters engagement between hundreds of students, small businesses, artists, and community leaders each day. 

Members are supported through a comprehensive collection of venture creation services, space solutions, experiential opportunities and capital sources – all focused on fostering entrepreneurialism and innovation.

The Hub's Core Values

Support

The Hub provides support through community, connections, resources and opportunities. 

Impact

The Hub strives for impact; moving ideas to experiences and outcomes

Create

The Hub sparks and celebrates creativity, imagination and learning. 

Inclusivity

The Hub embodies inclusivity through intentional words and actions. 

Collaboration

The Hub models collaboration by leveraging expertise to co-create success. 

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The Hub's Mission & Vision

The Hub is a transformative environment that brings together a diverse community to foster creativity, growth, and entrepreneurship. 

The Hub's Vision is to have a sustainable impact and inspire others to do the same.

Meet Our Team

Tywan Corbitt is the associate director of the Greater West Dayton Incubator.  He is the owner and founder of C3 Transport, a family-owned local trucking, and logistics company.  

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Bonnie Kling is the Director of Operations & Collaboration at the Entrepreneurs’ Center. She helps to connect entrepreneurs to resources in the community either through EC or an area service provider, and she also oversees membership operations.

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Bonnie Kling

Director of Operation of the Entrepreneurs' Center

Scott Koorndyk

Scott is the President of the Entrepreneurs’ Center. He has a strong history of establishing excellence in cross-functional environments, translating conceptual product and service models into specific growth strategies, and planning and executing complex business development initiatives that improve market share and revenue.

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Scott Koorndyk

President of the Entrepreneurs' Center

Tywan Corbitt

Associate Director of the Greater West Dayton Incubator

Connie Neace

Connie Neace is a Senior Administrative Secretary for the Crotty Center and the Event Coordinator for the Flyer Pitch Competition.

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Connie Neace

Senior Administrative Secretary of UD's Crotty Center

Vince Lewis

Vince is the President of The Hub and Director of UD's Crotty Center for Entrepreneurship. An experienced entrepreneur, Vince works with many early stage startups and closely with other firms. Vince is also a UD faculty member teaching courses in strategy and entrepreneurship.

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Vince Lewis

Associate Vice-President of Entrepreneurial Initiatives Executive Director – L. William Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership President – The Hub powered by PNC Bank

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Stephanie Peters is the Senior Administrative Secretary in the L. William Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

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Stephanie Peters

Senior Administrative Secretary of UD's Crotty Center

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Whitney is a marketing and outreach expert. Her knowledge and passion supports underrepresented entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits. Her role as the Director is to connect businesses and entrepreneurs to resources at UD and in the broader community and promote the GWDI initiative to UD students and faculty to build engagement.

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Whitney Barkley

Director of The Greater West Dayton Incubator

Kat Cordier

Kat Cordier is the Associate Director of the L. William Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

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Kat Cordier

Associate Director of
UD's Crotty Center

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Philip is the Director of the Stitt Scholar Program and also an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs for the Department of Engineering Management, Systems and Technology at University of Dayton

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Philip Appiah-Kubi

Director of the Stitt Scholar Program

Board of Directors

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Andy is the Executive Vice President for Business and Administrative Services at UD. In addition to chairing Arcade Innovation Hub Board, Andy also serves on the boards of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Fairgrounds Redevelopment, and OnMain.

The center partners with urban neighborhoods and regional communities to promote comprehensive community building, provides a context for broadly connected learning and scholarship, and develops students and faculty as community leaders.

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Scott is the President of the Entrepreneurs’ Center. He has a strong history of establishing excellence in cross-functional environments, translating conceptual product and service models into specific growth strategies, and planning and executing complex business development initiatives that improve market share and revenue.

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Andy Horner
Nancy McHugh
Executive Vice President for UD's Business and Administrative Services
Executive Director of the University of Dayton's Fitz Center for Leadership.
Scott Koorndyk
President of the Entrepreneurs' Center
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Trevor is the Dean of the School of Business Administration at UD. 

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Margie is the Assistant Provost for Learning and Executive Director of the LTC at UD. 

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David is the Chair of the Entrepreneurs’ Center Board of Directors for the Entrepreneurs’ Center.

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Trevor Collier
Margie Pinnell
David Schoeff
Dean of UD's School of Business Administration
Interim Dean of UD's School of Engineering
Board Chair for the Entrepreneurs' Center
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Stacy is the Vice President, Regional Corporate Responsibility Market Manager for KeyBank Corp. and oversees KeyBank’s Corporate Responsibility endeavors in SW and Central Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. Stacy manages technical compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), and develops contacts with community leaders serving low and moderate income (LMI) populations. 

Stacy Thompson
Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Community Engagement Director

Our Collaborators 

The Hub enables a unique approach to growing entrepreneurially by leveraging the combined power of the University of Dayton and the Entrepreneurs' Center.