LaJAshley combines nature and science to elevate hair care

LaJAshley combines nature and science to elevate hair care

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. Laura Manning is in our Next Level Business Incubator.  As the founder of LaJAshley, Laura Manning, didn’t set out to create a hair and body care company. “I was frustrated with my own […]

Tech startups celebrate big wins and focus on big goals

Tech startups celebrate big wins and focus on big goals

For three of Bounce Innovation Hub’s technology clients, 2023 is proving to be quite a year. Auxilium Health, LEAF and Notus Labs have all raised funds and reached major milestones on their journey to success. Learn more about each of these exciting startups, below. Auxilium Health For Bounce Technology Incubator company Auxilium Health co-founders Isaiah […]

2022 MORTAR at Bounce Life’s a Pitch Winners Reflect on Their Journeys

Ebony Allen, founder of Lavishly Defyned Beauty Supply, knew at a young age that she wanted to work in the beauty industry. “My mom took me to the hair salon when I was a young girl and I fell in love with the experience. I knew that’s what I wanted to do,” she said. Lavishly […]

Time2Talk helps language learning

A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Marina Jackman met her husband, Chris, while earning a master’s degree in international politics and journalism in Barcelona, Spain. As the couple prepared for a move to France, they visited there to take an extensive, five-week-long course in French. This immersive experience allowed them to constantly apply everything they […]

Bounce Guide: Black-owned Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Black-owned businesses across the country are booming and on the rise. Below we spotlight some of our current and former clients doing amazing things in the community. Show your support for these local, Black-owned businesses by following them on your social channels, purchasing a product or sharing within your network! 1474 Art Owner: Sekoya Kendrick […]

Bounce CEO Jessica Sublett shares insight as she sets a course for the future

As an undergraduate student at the University of Findlay, Jessica Sublett, Bounce Innovation Hub’s new chief executive officer, majored in both business and equestrian studies. While training and showing horses may seem like an unlikely pathway for a future CEO, her mastery of Excel, detailed process planning and organizational skills showed she was destined to […]

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 […]

Amid economic uncertainty, tech startups must refocus

Rising interest rates combined with increasing costs and a post-pandemic economy have challenged all businesses – often in new or unexpected ways. As investors become more cautious during these uncertain times, what does it mean for tech startups looking to raise capital? And how can these founders position their companies to attract the interest – […]

Celebrating the Beauty of Cultural Diversity is the Essence of Bereka Coffee


In Ethiopia, coffee is central to the country’s culture, fostering friendships and a spirit of community. By sharing her homeland’s coffee culture through Bereka Coffee, founder Nardos Street has also found a vibrant community at Bounce Innovation Hub. Street is a graduate of the MORTAR at Bounce program, a 15-week accelerator focused on minority- and […]

Agricultural Innovation and Sustainable Farming at Bounce

Bounce Innovation Hub-Vigeo Gardens

On the third floor of Bounce Innovation Hub, located in a former tire manufacturing plant building, is a thriving model of responsible and sustainable farming that is producing about 550 pounds of lettuce, herbs and microgreens each day. Vigeo Gardens is an indoor agricultural business started by two friends, Vincent Peterson and Jacob Craine. The […]