2023 Was a Year of Transition and Impact at Bounce Innovation Hub

2023 began with new leadership for Bounce, as Jessica Sublett assumed the Chief Executive Officer role and the team welcomed Susan Berg Herman as Bounce’s new Chief Administrative Officer. Despite this significant transition in leadership, Bounce continued to drive impact in the communities we serve. In an ever-changing environment, our commitment to supporting entrepreneurs and […]

Apricity Robotics leverages technology to improve care for cardiology patients

When Aaron Crookes, a Bounce Innovation Hub client, co-founded Apricity Robotics about a year ago, he planned to develop a robot to alleviate the nursing shortage that had been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. “I witnessed this first-hand when we saw the ratio of patients to nurses go from 4:1 to 9:1,” he said. With […]

Vacay Hard Seltzers use premium ingredients to capture an island vibe

While vacationing in Punta Cana in the Dominic Republic, Perry Owens tried a popular hard seltzer. “I liked the concept, but felt like I was drinking carbonated pool water,” he said. After doing some research, he discovered that most hard seltzers on the market today are made from malt liquor.  “I had the idea to […]

Scopemed takes lessons learned during the pandemic to optimize respiratory care

As a certified anesthetist, Tosan Ugbeye had an idea for a better anesthesia mask that would stop the spread of COVID-19 and other airborne contaminants in the operating room (OR). “The COVID pandemic showed us the shortcomings of respiratory care,” he said, noting how acrylic boxes were used to provide a layer of protection between […]

Member Spotlight: Brandyn Neal, Client Advisor, Schauer Group

This month, we sat down with Brandyn Neal, client advisor at Schauer Group, to discuss the company and why he enjoys coworking at Bounce. As a client advisor, Brandyn specializes in designing insurance programs that align with clients’ risk profiles and business needs. Schauer Group, headquartered in Canton, is a trusted risk management and insurance […]

Akron’s Bounce Innovation Hub starts year with executive leadership changes

AKRON, Ohio, (Feb. 2, 2023) – Bounce Innovation Hub is pleased to announce the following leadership changes, promotions and additions: Jessica Sublett officially took over as CEO on Jan. 1. Since January 2018, she served as COO of Bounce under now-retired CEO Doug Weintraub. Jeanine Black was promoted to chief strategy and communications officer as […]

2022 Year in Review – Bounce

It’s always important for our team to reflect on the previous year’s highlights and accomplishments. 2022 brought new team members, clients, events and more to our organization and for that, we are extremely grateful! We have a lot to celebrate as we head into this year! Entrepreneurial programming and clients served Here at Bounce, our […]

CEO Doug Weintraub retires, Jessica Sublett to lead Bounce

On Dec. 31, Bounce Innovation Hub’s first chief executive officer, Doug Weintraub, will retire after serving the organization for five years. Current chief operating officer Jessica Sublett will succeed him. As CEO, Weintraub has been passionate about helping entrepreneurs succeed. He also knows what it’s like to be in their shoes, having started several companies […]

Reflections from Black Tech Week

Ace Epps, director of inclusive entrepreneurship at Bounce, attended the 2022 Black Tech Week in Cincinnati, OH in late summer. Black Tech Week serves tech professionals and enthusiasts, funders, allies, and all members of the global Black tech community.  Black Tech Week was founded by Felecia Hatcher and Derick Pearson in Miami in 2016 and […]

Member Spotlight: Néna Roy, Executive Director, Akron Promise

This month, we sat down with Néna Roy, executive director of Akron Promise to discuss her organization and what working at Bounce means to her. Néna rents a reserved desk on the first floor in the Generator. Akron Promise facilitates connections, scholarships and enrichment activities to improve education opportunities in Akron. This can include activities […]