Inaugural Startup Showcase a Success

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By Jeanine Black, Bounce CMO *Photo gallery located below story  On Nov. 14, Bounce held its inaugural Startup Showcase where 15 companies from each of Bounce’s entrepreneurial programs were represented. Eight startups pitched to the audience of more than 100 community members, as well as potential investors and customers.  The companies represent Bounce’s Technology Incubator program, Software Accelerator […]

Youth Advocate and Aspiring Entrepreneur

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By Alicia Lee, owner, Life Purpose and participant, Aspiring Entrepreneur Program Cohort 1 I have been working with youth for several years in corrections and in a therapeutic setting, as a functional transitional counselor. It always struck me how nervous the kids were to leave the facility or their foster home in order to enter […]

Give First

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by James Hilton, Bounce startup advisor As an entrepreneur and one of Bounce’s startup advisors, I dedicate several hours a week to assisting entrepreneurs in our Software Accelerator. I don’t often get asked, but I do often ponder, why I’ve committed part of my time to helping other founders. Is it selfish for me? Does […]

Mission: Accepted

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By Jessica Sublett, Bounce chief operating officer  When Bounce was founded in January 2018, there was a major shift in our mission: to serve all entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses in our community. Previously, as the Akron Global Business Accelerator, our programming only served a narrowly defined type of technology company due to funding restraints. […]

Member Spotlight – Byron Delpinal

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We have an incredible, growing community on the first floor of Bounce made up of freelancers, small businesses, startups and remote workers. One of these fine folks is Byron Dylan Delpinal, a developer with Sparkbox. Recently Akron Entrepreneurs put together this gorgeous video and interviewed Byron about his business and Bounce. And we’re gonna let him […]

Bounce kicks off second software accelerator; selects seven local startups for program

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AKRON, Ohio (July 30, 2019) – Bounce Innovation Hub recently announced seven northeast Ohio startups were selected for the second product development accelerator. The four-month-long program started on July 15 and helps early-stage software startups build and refine their minimum viable product (MVP), and prepares them for launch of that product. The objective is to […]

Acquire Investments: Akron-based $20-Million Venture Capital Fund Receives $3 Million Investment

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AKRON, Ohio, May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Akron Fusion Investment Partners LP, I (AFI) is the largest fund to come out of the Akron region, and it is about to grow. AFI’s general partner, Akron-based Acquire Investments, LLC, announced Thursday the agreement to merge AFI with the Akron Bioinvestment Fund II (ABF II) by the end of the second quarter this […]