Inaugural Aspiring Entrepreneur Program Grad Night a Success

Photo Gallery – click here On Dec. 12, more than 75 people gathered to celebrate Akron’s newest entrepreneurs, while honoring some of Akron’s finest at the inaugural Aspiring Entrepreneur Program Graduation Night. The Aspiring Entrepreneur program is a 10-week program that focuses on learning. Participants leave with a validated business idea, an action plan and […]

Inaugural Startup Showcase a Success

Photo Gallery – click here 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 program, the MAGNET Iterator program […]

Bounce company Komae elevates region with successful exit

Congratulations to Komae – Babysitting Co-op App, who recently announced a successful exit through acquisition to LA-based competitor Wana Family Network – Babysitting Exchange, founded by Erin Beck. Komae founders Audrey Wallace and Amy Husted will be staying on as advisors to Erin. Together, the team will continue to bring cooperative care to the masses. […]

Collisions, connections and catalysts – Smart Business Magazine

By Doug Weintraub, Bounce chief executive officer  Understanding the role of an open innovation hub in today’s economy What is an open innovation hub? As CEO of Bounce Innovation Hub in Akron, I get this question often when I’m meeting with people and speaking to groups. A lot of folks probably think we are similar […]