The Entrepreneurs' Center (EC)
The Entrepreneurs' Center (EC) is dedicated to supporting all Miami Valley entrepreneurs. From small business, to high-tech, to research commercialization, we offer critical, free, game-changing resources to start-ups and scale-ups. The Dayton region's entrepreneurs drive innovation, diversify the region's economy, and fuel prosperity. Ready? We are. Let's get after it!
Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the EC provides free, confidential consulting and training to small business owners and potential entrepreneurs in Dayton and the Miami Valley. We help entrepreneurs make sound decisions for the successful operation of their business.
SBIR-TAP is your chance to work with experienced entrepreneurs to unlock the commercial potential of your technology. Our dedicated participants take advantage of our 18 hours of training over the course of six weeks. It's an opportunity to showcase your concepts to government and industry leaders and investors, gain valuable feedback, and gain a better chance at receiving a Phase II award.