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Welcome to the Dalton

Innovation Accelerator!

Our goal is to curate great ideas into reality.


Available Work Space

for Aspiring Innovators


Build Your Network

Meet Like-Minded Entrepreneurs

Rooftop Access

Located in Downtown Dalton, Georgia

Who we are

The Dalton Innovation Accelerator (affectionately known as DIA) is Dalton, Georgia’s premier startup incubator located in the historic Landmark Building.

DIA was the combined brain-child of local business leaders who wished to feed Dalton’s entrepreneurial spirit and participate in the downtown revitalization efforts spearheaded by Believe Greater Dalton.

Downtown Dalton, Georgia

We Believe in You.

Our region has a rich history of innovative entrepreneurship and we believe in paying it forward.

We believe in the innovation and entrepreneurship that thrives in our region.

We believe we can accelerate business growth by pairing new innovators with the community’s seasoned entrepreneurs.

We believe our mentorship process will create a strong foundation on which your business will thrive.

We believe that our investments will be the fuel your launch needs.

What we do

The initial goal of the Accelerator was to establish PitchDIA in 2017, an annual startup competition that would equip winners both with cash and in-kind prizes of resources from logo design to legal work.Since that first pitch competition, DIA has flourished to lend itself to the local spirit of innovation. DIA provides space for fledgling companies to get off the ground with help from mentors, investors, and resources that they might not have had access to in pre-DIA Dalton. The coworking area allows for fluid idea sharing between entrepreneurs, as well as fostering a sense of community among businesses large and small.


Combining the purposes of an incubator and an accelerator, DIA is equipped with resources for businesses in every stage of development. From initial wayfinding meetings to help with funding and investment, coworking at DIA steers small
businesses in the direction of success.

Let’s work together!

Do you have a great idea but need a little help with the details? The Dalton Innovation Accelerator team can help! Use the contact form below to set up a wayfinding meeting and we will work with you to brainstorm and put your idea on the path to success.

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