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You have an idea for a business or product. Bounce offers real advice and a variety of programs and services to get you started.

Idea and early stage

You're just beginning. Start here.

New entrepreneurs

A mindset for being your own boss.


Work with people who have been there.


Discover your market and test your idea.

Aspiring Entrepreneur

The AE program is a 10-week cohort program for aspiring business owners and includes workshops combined with confidential, one-on-one counseling in the areas of business validation, financial literacy and marketing.

MAGNET Iterator

Bounce and MAGNET have partnered to offer MAGNET’s Iterator program to Akron-area entrepreneurs who need help turning their physical product ideas into businesses. MAGNET advisors are a part of the Bounce team.

Software Accelerator

Bounce’s accelerator is a minimum three-month program that focuses on building and iterating a software MVP. With zero percent equity to start, potential investment, and access to mentors, it is for early-stage software companies with proven market validation.

The Workshop: A Creative Co-op

The Workshop is a community for artists, makers, entrepreneurs and hobbyists. It is membership-based, offering equipment, such as 3D printers, laser cutters, leather-making, sewing machines, embroidery, looms, photography equipment and much more!