Bounce Innovation Hub and FairlawnGig partner to bring high-speed internet service to Bounce

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AKRON, Ohio (Dec. 5, 2018) – Bounce Innovation Hub and FairlawnGig are partnering to bring single sign-on, high-speed, fiber-optic service to Bounce (  and its companies. FairlawnGig ( is a municipal broadband utility and internet provider that is delivering a 10-gigabit connection throughout the 300,000 sq. ft. Bounce building that houses more than 50 companies and support organizations. FairlawnGig’s dedicated […]

Meeting the Needs of Today’s Startups through Targeted Programming

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By Christopher Mazziotto, director of entrepreneurial services for Bounce As Bounce’s first director of entrepreneurial services, I am excited to bring my experience with and passion for entrepreneurship to the team. I love working with companies that are experimenting with new ideas in the market, that change strategic direction quickly, and can adopt new technology or […]

Validation for Northeast Ohio: We’re doing better than they say we are

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By Jessica Sublett, chief executive officer of Bounce Innovation Hub  From July 11-13, Bounce CEO Doug Weintraub and I had the privilege of attending this year’s Kauffman Foundation ESHIP Summit in Kansas City, Missouri. (You don’t have to ask, I definitely tried the burnt ends.) The ESHIP Summit brings together entrepreneurial ecosystems builders – leaders […]

The New Faces of Bounce

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By Jessica Sublett, chief operating officer of Bounce Innovation Hub  It’s been a few months since I’ve written an update on Bounce – and boy, a lot has changed since January! We’ve hired a CEO, Doug Weintraub, who has been working nonstop on making Bounce THE place for innovation in Akron. We’ve also been moving […]

Innovation hub

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Resilient Akron places big bet on Bounce By Deborah Hoover, Bounce board chair and president and CEO of The Burton D. Morgan Foundation  “Innovation hub” was featured on April 26 in Smart Business Magazine  Akron is a city built on innovation. Even after many of the rubber companies left the area, entrepreneurs worked to create […]

Q&A with the CEO

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Q&A with Doug Weintraub, chief executive officer of Bounce Innovation Hub Bounce welcomed Doug Weintraub as its first CEO on March 5. A lifelong resident of Akron and a founding member and former chairman of Jumpstart Inc., he brings a love of Northeast Ohio and 30 years of entrepreneurial and business experience to this newly […]

New Year, New You

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By Jessica Sublett, chief operating officer of Bounce Innovation Hub. Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and wish you a prosperous 2018. The past year was very exciting for us as we took on the task of building on our existing programs to grow something new in Akron. We […]