A Big Giving Tuesday Thank You from Bounce!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Giving Tuesday celebration on Nov. 30. Whether you attended our events or made a donation, or both, you’re supporting our work to help local entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses. Don’t forget, you can show your support for Bounce any day of the year. Visit www.bouncehub.org/donate to find out […]

Bounce Innovation Hub to Host Open House Nov. 30

Free Co-working, Guided Tours and Live Pitch Competition Bounce Innovation Hub invites the public to a free open house on Tues., Nov. 30, also known as #GivingTuesday, a global celebration of the power of giving back to build better communities (https://www.givingtuesday.org/).  “As a community-driven, open innovation hub, we are looking forward to showcasing our unique […]

Startup Showcase Highlights Entrepreneurs, Programs

Bounce’s third-annual Startup Showcase brought Akron’s entrepreneurial community together again for a full day of speakers, workshops and presentations with a focus on highlighting the nonprofit’s programs and entrepreneurs. The day kicked off with a rousing talk from LinkedXL CEO Bill Taylor, a former Goodyear Tire executive and motivational speaker, followed by networking and a […]

Stray Dog to Take Over Bounce Café

Bounce Innovation Hub Selects Locally Owned Stray Dog Café as New Café and Coffee Shop Operators AKRON, Ohio (Aug. 12, 2021) – Bounce Innovation Hub is thrilled to announce it has selected Akron’s Stray Dog Café to operate the hub’s first-floor café, coffee shop and event catering business. Stray Dog Café at Bounce will continue […]

Bounce Featured on PBS’s Around Akron with Blue Green

The newest episode of “Around Akron with Blue Green” features a great segment on yours truly, us. Thank you to host Blue Green for spending the day in downtown Akron, talking with our entrepreneurs, getting to know the Bounce community and capturing what we do so beautifully. Definitely check out the entire episode, which also […]

Call for Proposals: RFP Now Open for Bounce Coffee Shop and Café

AKRON, Ohio (June 16, 2021) – Bounce Innovation Hub has released an RFP inviting local food entrepreneurs, chefs, caterers or established businesses, or a combination of, to submit a proposal to open and operate its coffee shop, café and catering service.  The business footprint comprises 613 square feet of work space and 854 square feet […]

Bounce Innovation Hub Community Report 2021

Bounce Innovation Hub has issued its inaugural community and economic impact report for the fiscal years 2018-2020. May 17, 2021BOUNCE INNOVATION HUB CELEBRATES SUCCESS WITH IMPACT REPORT AND ANNOUNCES ITS NEW MORTAR COHORT 4AKRON, OHIO (May 17, 2021) — Bounce Innovation Hub is thrilled to celebrate the success ofits programs with new data included in […]

Bounce names new sr. director of Entrepreneurial Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jeanine Black, Chief Marketing Officer jblack@bouncehub.org                    AKRON, Ohio (April 6, 2021) – Bounce Innovation Hub is pleased to announce James Hilton has been named Sr. Director of Entrepreneurial Services. Hilton officially started on April 1. He replaces Christopher Mazziotto who exited the organization at the end of December to pursue new […]

Forward Focus: Bounce 2021

As Bounce Innovation Hub begins its fourth year in existence, we, along with the rest of the world, happily leave 2020 behind. To be sure, we ended the year in a strong position and with everyone on our team healthy and safe, but it was still a difficult year that tested every one of us […]