A Glimpse Of The CityFolk Celebration 6.27.15

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Daytonians spent the day with us listening to music, sampling delicious food and helping us to celebrate Dayton’s much loved (and sorely missed) summer festival.

Where Was It Located?

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Who Performed?

The Music Schedule:

1:00 Seefari
2:15 Acarya
3:15 Corndrinkers
4:15 Paige Beller
5:30 Celtic Academy of Irish Dance
6:15 Blackbirds
8:00 Gem City






Paul Lawrence Dunbar poetry reading…


Paige Beller…

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Celtic Academy of Irish Dance…

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Who Celebrated:


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The Collaboratory During CityFolk:


A You Are Here Installation by Glenna Jennings


Music and Community Unite:


Why You Should’ve Gone AND Should Go Next Time:

by Dayton.com

1. The event will feature a wide range of music, ranging from reggae band Seefari and the Celtic Academy of Irish Dance to acoustic artist Paige Beller and a bluegrass quintet, the Corndrinkers. The show also features tribal rock duo Acarya, americana act the Blackbirds and retro-soul group Gem City.

2. Be sure to visit the massive “You Are Here” selfie station, provided by Dayton Collaboratory.

3. Outside of the huge and eclectic lineup of bands that highlight the show, there will be food vendors, beer and crafts for kids.

4. A tent featuring recited poetry of Paul Lawerence Dunbar, with Joyce Barnes from the Paul Laurence Dunbar Committee, will be on display during set changes. 

5. Best of all, all of this live entertainment, food and activities are FREE of charge and will go on rain or shine!

Read the whole article here: http://www.dayton.com/news/events/reasons-go-cityfolk-celebration/nmk8k/

Who Captured It All:

The camera crew..


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Most Photos by Jim Pisarowicz


Summer In Dayton Kick-Off Meeting

On June 16th The Collaboratory invited student (intern) ambassadors from a few different buisnesses in the Dayton area to discuss the future of interns for the Summer In Dayton Pilot project.

Summer In Dayton’s Misson: What if Dayton was nationally reconized as the most fun place in America to do a summer internship? With a focus on talent attraction rather than talent retention.

The Air Force Research lab brought two students and two leaders, Kettering Health Network brought two students and one leader, and four students from The Collaboratory. The group discussed the best ways to communicate, what events they would like to see, and if this program is even an interest.

The room was bustling with conversation. The students took a large interests in the program that would allow them to meet other interns living in the area for the summer, especially those who are from outside of the state and as far away as Hawaii and Texas.

The discussion of events consisted of both virtual interaction and face to face interaction. Anything from a cookout, attending a local festival, to something simple as having a movie night. The students were brainstorming an aray of different events.

The Summer In Dayton progam hopes to include interns from smaller organizations as they grow and establish themselves nationwide.

The kick-off event is scheduled for the middle of July and will hopefully include all interns from The Airforce Research Lab (80), Kettering Health Networks (14), and The Collaboratory (13).


Update from CrowdFunding937 Meeting


Last night (Tuesday May 27, 2015) we had our inaugural CrowdFunding937 meeting. Despite the apocalyptic weather outside, a small but insightful group showed up. The meeting lasted longer than the devoted 1 hour allotted to the conversation with out a dull moment. Experiences were shared both success and failure.

We hope to continue these meetings and reach out to entrepreneurs of all ages and success levels. We want to create a large networking community for people interested in funding and connecting with entrepreneurs, and the entrepreneurs themselves to learn from each other so the community of entrepreneurs can grow together.


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Meet the Collaboratory’s Program Assistant




Madisson (Madde) Baron-Galbavi


The Collaboratory (Peter & AJ) is very excited to welcome Madde to our team this summer.

Madde is Junior Graphic Design major and photography minor, from Monroe, Michigan. She comes from a family of 6 children and really enjoys a nice cup of coffee (many). Her favorite food are avocados.

A transfer to University of Dayton at the start of her sophomore year of college from Adrian College, Madde previously studied athletic training. At UD she works at the rock wall as a setter, the Fitz Hall as a lab monitor, and downtown at Urban Krag climbing gym. In her free time she rock climbs and tries to spend as much time outside as possible.

Madde will be responsible for documenting the Collaboration Accelerator as well as helping with the launch of two new Collaboratory initiative, Summer in Dayton and crowdfunding937. Look for Madde to be a big contributor to our social media presence.

Madde is excited for this program because she “is eager to meet the faces of people who make up the greater community of the Dayton region, including UD students and the general community.” She is “excited to spread the passion she has for the city of Dayton and help others experience the same positive experience she has had during her short time living here.” Her favorite part of the city is “the individuality and culture that the mid-size city of Dayton has and all it has to offer.”


Who has Dayton’s largest whiteboard?!

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Peter and AJ spent yesterday afternoon building 20ft x 8ft whiteboard in the Collaboratory. It begs the question, “Could it be Dayton’s largest whiteboard?”