Bounce Open Again to Public

Special Offers for First-time Visitors, New Members and College Students Posted May 12, 2020 That’s right! It is Tuesday, May 12 and Bounce is once again open to the public. We are bursting with excitement to see everyone again. Of course, we will have to do so at a safe distance and with new COVID-19 […]

Welcome (back) to Bounce; Reopening to Public May 12

Posted May 3, 2020 To our members, tenants and the community at large, thank you all for cooperating with state guidelines. We know this has been a stressful time for everyone and we appreciate your efforts; know that they contributed to the success of Ohio’s COVID-19 response. And now it is time to start to […]

Bounce Innovation Hub pivots programs to virtual world, makes PPE for local hospitals

By Sue Walton, Crain’s Akron BusinessApril 21, 2020Link to story While Akron’s Bounce Innovation Hub has been closed to the public for weeks, it’s been anything but quiet. The business incubator and accelerator hasn’t skipped much of a beat in terms of its programs, with most companies and advisers meeting online. Plus, the incubator’s workshop and makerspace […]

Leaning In: Why Bounce’s Mission is More Important Than Ever

By Doug Weintraub, Bounce CEOPosted: April 15, 2020 In January, I wrote “Year in Review: Celebration and Focus,” a blog post that featured 2019 Bounce highlights and 2020 plans and goals. To be sure, from that vantage point, 2019 was a year full of change for Bounce and 2020 was a year full of promise. […]

Problem-Solving During a Crisis

Innovators and Entrepreneurs: this is your moment By Robbie Coon, Bounce program coordinator A Bounce client recently asked me whether it was a good time to start a business. She was worried that the economic and safety constraints around COVID-19 have led to a situation where it is too risky to be an entrepreneur.  The […]

Activating the Bounce Workshop for PPE: What We’re Doing and How You Can Help

Posted: April 6, 2020 As you are aware, people and organizations all over the US are finding creative ways to develop and produce much-needed PPE for our healthcare workers, first responders and other essential personnel who are battling COVID-19 on a daily basis. We applaud everyone who is adding to the effort from families at […]

Fifteen Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Selected for Inaugural MORTAR at Bounce Cohort

Akron, OHIO (March 31, 2020) — Bounce Innovation Hub announced today the list of small businesses that have been selected for the inaugural MORTAR at Bounce cohort. MORTAR at Bounce is an accelerator and business development program for existing and emerging entrepreneurs in a non-technology field, with a focus on minorities and women. The program is […]

A List of Lists: COVID-19 Online Resources

Updated April 14, 2020 Posted: March 26, 2020 Today, we are thankful for the “list-makers”; those people and organizations who are diligently gathering necessary and timely information and resources for entrepreneurs, small businesses, employers and employees to use as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some that we have found helpful, but we know […]

Fostering a Resilient Company, Community and Culture

Keeping Business moving through Remote Tools, Preserving Company Culture, and Finding What Matters Along the Way By Thomas Dufour, Director of Accounts & Business Development, emBold Late last year, our company, emBold, a web + mobile design and development digital agency, had entered and were finalists in a contest by TechOhio to determine which Ohio […]