Bounce startup joins global accelerator

Bounce technology incubator company O2 RegenTech has been accepted into the July 2021 cohort of the Newchip Startup Accelerator. O2 RegenTech is a medical device startup that specializes in cost-effective, easy-to-use wound care solutions. Their primary product, OXAID™, is an oxygenating, moist, antimicrobial dressing to promote healing of chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers. […]

Member Spotlight: Angel Swanigan, Sexy SizeUp Boutique

Angel is the founder and owner of Sexy SizeUp Boutique, and also an inspirational speaker, spoken word poet, and all-around fascinating and impressive woman. Learn more about this amazing woman and her journey and be sure to spark up a conversation with her next time you’re in our Generator space.

MORTAR Pitch Winner is Maker of Artisanal Treats

On Aug. 3, seven entrepreneurs from MORTAR at Bounce cohort 4 graduated and competed in the Life’s a Pitch competition for $3,000. Everyone truly raised the bar and delivered incredible pitches. In the end, congratulations goes to Jacqueline Achadu from Hunny Bunnys Confections. Congratulations are also in order for Lori Julien of Marigold Sol who […]

OY-L graduates from Bounce Incubator; launching apothecary in Hudson

Andrea Pierce-Naymon, founder of OY-L Skincare, started making all-natural skincare products in her kids’ former playroom. After 5 1/2 years in the Bounce Incubator, she’s moving her business to Hudson where she’ll have more space to make her products, as well as a storefront inspired by Rose Apothecary from the TV show, Schitt’s  Creek. Pierce-Naymon’s […]

Member Spotlight: Kristoffer “KC” Carter, founder of This Epic Life

Kristoffer Carter (“KC”) is a spiritual teacher, executive coach and international speaker. He is also one of Bounce’s first co-working/office members and he has a deep love for the city of Akron. He is also the founder of This Epic Life, a website and podcast devoted to conscious living. His first book, Permission to Glow, […]

Tech Spotlight: 3D Urologic LLC

“Restoring function restores dignity” — Dennis Dannemiller, COO and chief commercialization officer At 3D Urologic LLC, the mission is clear: to give people back their lives. For those living with severe bladder dysfunction, everyday activities can be taxing. That’s why 3D Urologic, a Bounce Innovation Hub Incubator company, has developed a surgically implanted medical device […]

Local entrepreneur turns love of ice cream into new business

Denise Williams is a graduate of the third cohort of the MORTAR at Bounce program. MORTAR is a 15-week business accelerator. At the end of the 15 weeks, participants graduate and pitch for $3,000. Denise graduated in April and was the winner of the Bounce Life’s a Pitch competition on April 20. (https://bouncehub.org/2021/04/21/plant-based-ice-cream-entrepreneur-wins-mortar-pitch-competition/)   Anyone […]

GROW Spotlight: Tiffany Adjei, owner and CEO, Honesty Healthcare

The GROW program at Bounce supports both aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs as they bring their ideas to life. The program focuses on minorities and women.  After spending 15 years working in nursing homes and with homecare agencies, Tiffany Ajei was inspired to begin her company, Honesty Healthcare, after seeing ways she could improve the entire experience […]

GROW Spotlight: Ivra Bassett, owner, Ivra Bassett Agency

The GROW program at Bounce supports both aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs as they bring their ideas to life. The program focuses on minorities and women.  One recent participant, Ivra Bassett, owner of an insurance company, says the MORTAR program has given him many ideas about how to improve his business and the steps he needs to […]

GROW Spotlight: Julie Katz, owner, The Extra Daughter

Julie Katz, owner of The Extra Daughter LLC, found connection and support at Bounce Innovation Hub to better define the big message of who she was and how she could best serve her customers. She is a graduate of the Aspiring Entrepreneur and MORTAR at Bounce programs and is currently in the Next Level Incubator. […]