Startup Showcase: Julia Belle’s Seasonings

Julia Belle’s Seasonings, Rubs and Mixes is a MORTAR at Bounce graduate. MORTAR is phase two of our GROW series of programs. It is for existing and emerging entrepreneurs and small businesses. Tanya Green has one of the best origin stories for her company, Julie Belle’s Seasonings that we’ve ever heard. We’ll let her tell […]

Startup Showcase: Argyle Scientific

Startup Showcase 2020: Argyle Scientific Argyle Scientific is a Bounce technology incubator client and Bounce tenant. Argyle Scientific has developed a patented nanotechnology that prevents infections caused by orthopedic devices. Founder and CEO Greg Von Forell heads a fully remote team located around the country. The company is turning heads and creating investment in northeast […]

Startup Showcase: White Glove Cleaning Solutions

Startup Showcase: White Glove Cleaning Solutions White Glove Cleaning Solutions is a Next Level Incubator company and a Bounce tenant. Next Level is part of our GROW series of programs and is for established small businesses. White Glove Cleaning Solutions has been in business since 2009 serving commercial and residential clients all over the region. […]

Startup Showcase: NelDerm

Startup Showcase 2020: NelDerm NelDerm is a technology incubator company and a Bounce tenant. Founder and CEO Kevin Nelson started NelDerm when he was in high school! NelDerm makes hydrogel dressings to treat sensitive or fragile skin. It can be easily applied, adjusted and removed without pain or injury. The company experienced huge growth this […]

Congratulations to Inaugural MORTAR at Bounce Cohort

Akron, Ohio (Sept. 23, 2020) – Congratulations to the first MORTAR at Bounce graduation class. Thirteen entrepreneurs received their certificates on Sept. 23 at Bounce in a socially distanced, virtual event. Tanya Green, owner of Julia Belle’s Seasonings, Rubs and Mixes was the winner of the Life’s A Pitch pitch contest taking home a $3,000 […]

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 […]

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. […]