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Greater West Dayton Incubator’s Business Blitz open to underserved entrepreneurs

The Greater West Dayton Incubator is accepting applications for its Business Blitz, a free boot camp that helps underrepresented and underserved entrepreneurs establish or grow their businesses.

"The GWDI is excited to continue providing entrepreneurs in our community with cutting-edge sessions to help legitimize, digitize and access capital in business,” said Whitney Barkley, incubator director. “Our goal is to ensure underrepresented entrepreneurs are always in the know to be best equipped to start and sustain business."

The sessions, held Saturdays in February, also include timely topics such as the Corporate Transparency Act, which goes into effect this year, and artificial intelligence for business.

More than 100 entrepreneurs participated in the first boot camps, including Jasmine Roberts, owner of JAZ Crew LLC, a youth development services business.

“I learned a wealth of information,” she said, pointing to the importance of a business banking account. “It’s a great opportunity to learn and work alongside other business owners.”

The boot camp culminates with the opportunity for participants to apply for an LLC with the $99 fee covered by the incubator. 

Applications for the Business Blitz are being accepted through Jan. 26. Seats are limited. Apply online at

The Greater West Dayton Incubator offers Black, woman and other underrepresented and underserved entrepreneurs access to working space, consulting, training, capital and other resources. It was developed in partnership by community leaders of Greater West Dayton and the University of Dayton to help create a more inclusive economy, which can drive positive change in the community. 


News and Communications Staff