May 6, 2021
The University of Dayton Flyer Pitch competition inaugurated a new era, announcing its 2021 winners April 26 in a ceremony hosted at The Hub Powered by PNC Bank at the Dayton Arcade, awarding $137,500 in cash prizes and support, and adding a special track for boosting social ventures.
Sponsored by PNC Bank and the Entrepreneurs’ Center in Dayton, the competition awarded the top prize in the startup track to illume Fit LLC, a device that allows endurance athletes to send emergency messages to predefined emergency contacts while training. illume Fit LLC was awarded a $20,000 cash prize and $25,000 of in-kind support through Ohio’s Entrepreneurial Services Provider program.
Winner in the new Greater West Dayton Incubator (GWDI) social venture track is the Westside Makerspace, which took first place and a $10,000 cash prize for its plan to create a West Dayton-based…