The Dayton Development Coalition’s Entrepreneurial Signature Program (ESP) is supported by the Ohio Third Frontier and local Dayton Region investors who have raised $22.5 million to grow the Dayton Region’s entrepreneurial talent and spur economic growth.
The Dayton Region ESP assists Dayton Region entrepreneurs through fund investments and development service awards.
- Fund Investments: provides capital to assist entrepreneurs in the implementation of their commercialization strategies and plans. Investments are made as milestones are reached by portfolio companies;
- Development Services: assists companies who need to address specific barriers to progress in the development of their respective business models. These awards are used to provide companies with a variety of services including financial, business planning and operations management consulting, intellectual property protection, manufacturing scale-up expertise, and marketing and competitive analysis.