The Bounce software accelerator is a three-month-long program for early-stage startups with the opportunity for extensions based on progress and potential. 

It is the only program of its kind in Northeast Ohio that focuses on building and iterating an MVP with the goal to find product-market fit. That process, coupled with intense entrepreneurial mentoring, will get you ready to conquer the market, drive revenue and see success.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If you are interested in becoming an accelerator company, apply below and we’ll take it from there.

Demo Day

What you get

Completed MVP, customer feedback and product-market fit

Potential investment; zero equity to join

Free and discounted startup services


Investor-ready pitch deck and financial model

Coworking space

Program Requirements

Must have an initial understanding of the market and target customer

Must have a technical co-founder or other means to build a software MVP

Program History

The accelerator is built on top of The Bit Factory program with nearly four years of experience investing, mentoring, and growing startups from idea stage to success. Our team of advisors has been involved with more than 20 founders across 12 startups.

How We Help



Hands-on, experienced, and committed mentors (for the most part, founders themselves) helping to make introductions, drive your business and bring their expertise to your startup.


Bounce Innovation Hub, the organization that powers the accelerator, will consider potential investment into each startup going through our accelerator. Terms are negotiable once you’ve demonstrated some success.



Accelerator teams have access to coworking space and conference rooms as part of the program and then for three months following its conclusion. In addition, you will be part of the Generator, the first floor of Bounce, which is an active community of like-minded individuals.