GROW (Generating Real Opportunity and Wealth) is a program for anyone looking to start, build or grow a small business in the greater Akron area. We offer programming for the beginner entrepreneur with an idea, the new-ish small business looking for some more focused help and the fully established, veteran business looking for one-on-one assistance to help their business grow.

The unique thing about GROW is it is for non-technology small businesses and entrepreneurs with a focus on minorities and women. Keep reading below for more details about each program we offer.


Aspiring Entrepreneur Program

A 10-week cohort program focusing on thinking like an entrepreneur and basic business skills. If you’re thinking about entrepreneurship, this is the place to start.

MORTAR at Bounce

A 15-week accelerator that helps established small business entrepreneurs take a deep dive into business ownership and build a comprehensive business canvas.

Next Level Business Incubator

The Next Level Incubator program will be paused effective April 30, 2024. We will work with our community partners to ensure that you have the resources you need to be successful.

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