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Propel Dayton

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Propel Dayton was created in response to an inaugural-speech call from UD President Eric F. Spina to the University for the creations of “innovative policies, practices, and incentives” designed to foster entrepreneurialism within its ranks.

The ultimate goal of the program is to streamline the business development process and help future business owners be in the best possible position to access the regional and national resources available to start-up companies.

Propel Dayton Program Details: Including an overview, requirements/eligibility information, three phases explained, review committee, tracking and administration.  

Questions about the program?

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

Additional questions, contact Mathew Willenbrink at

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Interested in applying for the program?

Email the following information to

  • Name
  • Department/Division
  • Do you have an invention or business disclosure on file with OTEP?
    • If yes, please provide name of disclosure

A member of OTEP will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your interest and see how we can best answer any questions you may have. After that initial session, we can see if you would like to join the Propel Dayton program.



Office of Technology & Entrepreneurial Partnerships

Daniel J. Curran Place
1700 Patterson Blvd
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7758