Turning Big Dreams into Bold Moves

At the University of Dayton, innovating for the common good is part of our mission. We harness our community’s entrepreneurial spirit to solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Top 25

entrepreneurship program in the nation for 12 years


multi-site, global pitch competition at the collegiate level


largest student-run business in the country


of entrepreneurship majors start and run a business

Launching Handy Hats

Danielle Ruffolo ’19 launched her own business as a sophomore.

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Entrepreneurship Program

Ranked among the top 25 programs in the country, the entrepreneurship program helps students discover how businesses are conceived, launched and sustained.

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Crotty Center

Crotty Center

The L. William Crotty Center provides students the opportunity to start microbusinesses and exposes them to local entrepreneurial businesses, company leaders and venture capitalists.

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Flyer Enterprises

With 185 employees, nine divisions and more than $1.2 million in annual revenue, Flyer Enterprises is one of the nation's top student-run businesses.

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competition winner

Flyer Pitch Competition

Flyer Pitch is an international business plan contest – among the largest at the collegiate level. It awards $100,000 in cash prizes and $150,000 of in-kind support during six rounds in three cities.

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