Year in Review: Celebration and Focus

By Doug Weintraub, Bounce CEO On behalf of everyone here at Bounce, I’d like to wish you a happy new year. It’s amazing how far Bounce, as an organization and as a team, has come since I wrote last January. 2019 HIGHLIGHTS As you know, the biggest highlight of 2019 was completing the first-floor Generator […]

Youth Advocate and Aspiring Entrepreneur

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

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 it drive […]

Mission: Accepted

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. […]

Tips for Working Remotely – From Someone Who Learned the Hard Way

Guest blogger: Byron Delpinal, developer at Sparkbox and Bounce coworking member Sitting down at my desk, still groggy as I sip on my first cold brew of the day with my scrambled eggs in hand, was usually where you’d find me during the week around 8 a.m. I’d work most of the day, uninterrupted, ignoring […]

Member Spotlight: Byron Delpinal

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 tell you about […]

Working Together to Meet the Needs of Akron’s Entrepreneurs

By Ace Epps, Entrepreneur in Residence There is a quote that I am fond of by James Cash Penny, the founder of JC Penny. It is, “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” As a creative individual, I believe that using an entrepreneurial mindset and working together is how […]

Introducing the Bounce Mentor Network: Volunteers Needed

By Robbie Coon, program coordinator Mentors are an important part of the entrepreneurial process and often the most sought after resource by founders.  Having access to mentors can help a company overcome challenges quickly and in a way that is customized and relevant.  Often, the mentors will have great insight on how to solve various […]

Countdown to Open

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 For the past year, […]

Unific expands services and staff to accelerate growth

Unific, a leading provider of e-commerce marketing solutions for online businesses, is located on the sixth floor of Bounce. The six-year-old company has recently adapted its business model and grown its staff to meet customer needs and further its impact in a growing industry. As a result, they are experiencing substantial growth with new platform […]