Youth Advocate and Aspiring Entrepreneur

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By Alicia Lee, owner, Life Purpose and participant, Aspiring Entrepreneur Program Cohort 1 I have been working with youth for several years in corrections and in a therapeutic setting, as a functional transitional counselor. It always struck me how nervous the kids were to leave the facility or their foster home in order to enter […]

Give First

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by James Hilton, Bounce startup advisor As an entrepreneur and one of Bounce’s startup advisors, I dedicate several hours a week to assisting entrepreneurs in our Software Accelerator. I don’t often get asked, but I do often ponder, why I’ve committed part of my time to helping other founders. Is it selfish for me? Does […]

Mission: Accepted

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By Jessica Sublett, Bounce chief operating officer  When Bounce was founded in January 2018, there was a major shift in our mission: to serve all entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses in our community. Previously, as the Akron Global Business Accelerator, our programming only served a narrowly defined type of technology company due to funding restraints. […]

Member Spotlight – Byron Delpinal

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We have an incredible, growing community on the first floor of Bounce made up of freelancers, small businesses, startups and remote workers. One of these fine folks is Byron Dylan Delpinal, a developer with Sparkbox. Recently Akron Entrepreneurs put together this gorgeous video and interviewed Byron about his business and Bounce. And we’re gonna let him […]

Countdown to Open

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By Doug Weintraub, chief executive officer for Bounce It’s “Go” Time! As you are probably aware, May is a big month for Bounce Innovation Hub! Our Grand Opening and Open House is less than two weeks, on Wed., May 22 and all are invited. For more information and to register, visit www.bouncehub.org/grand-opening. For the past year, […]

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 […]