Wanted at Bounce: People with Ideas

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By Jess Melton, director of community and partnerships I have been involved in the northeast Ohio startup community for several years now—from helping launch TechPint, to building JumpStart’s Startup Scaleup event, growing the Industry Conference with the team at Product Collective and now serving as Bounce’s director of community and partnerships. One similarity in each […]

Exploring and expanding with New Territory

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New Territory team pictured (from left to right): Alizeh Khalifa, marketing lead and customer success manager; Grace Myers, co-founder; and Bill Myers, founder. New Territory, an Akron-based startup, has always taken on new opportunities to grow. Founded in 2017, New Territory provides one-of-a-kind virtual and augmented reality and gaming experiences to customers all over the […]

How Can Bounce Help Me?

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By Robbie Coon, program coordinator for Bounce  “How can Bounce help me?” I get this question a lot. I mean, A LOT. And for good reason! There is so much happening within Bounce right now that it is easy to be overwhelmed and even confused when you are looking in from the outside.  In my role […]

Stopping the Glorification of Busy

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By Jessica Sublett, Bounce chief operating officer  Since January, I have been asked weekly, “How are things at Bounce!?” And, for months now, I’ve been watching myself respond to nearly every inquiry (cringing each time I do) with, “Busy.” Isn’t that the worst? “Busy.”  A response that is meaningless, vapid and void. Yet sometimes, it’s […]

Get Ready for FUEL Akron

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By James Hilton – Mentor at The Bit Factory  We are exactly one week away from our third annual FUEL Akron competition, taking place on Thursday, Nov. 15, 5-9 p.m. here at Bounce Innovation Hub. If you haven’t been, FUEL is a “shark-tank” style event where software startup founders pitch and live negotiate for investment […]