TECH Spotlight: Global Health Metrics, Éamon Johnson, CEO

Bounce Innovation Hub - Global Health Metrics

How many times have you filled out a questionnaire at a doctor’s office or emergency room? Many of these questionnaires about your medical history, emotional and physical health and lifestyle behaviors are health risk assessments, designed to help individuals and medical professionals monitor health status over time.   Bounce software accelerator client Global Health Metrics […]

Ecosystem Connections Benefit Small Businesses

MORTAR at Bounce is a 15-week small business accelerator that helps established entrepreneurs take a deeper dive into the nuances of business ownership. It focuses on serving minority- and women-owned businesses. An entrepreneurial ecosystem is invaluable to anyone starting a business. Between various partners, including many right here in Greater Akron, entrepreneurs can find inspiration, […]

CEO Doug Weintraub to retire; COO Jessica Sublett named successor

Akron, Ohio (May 4, 2022): Bounce Innovation Hub has announced that Douglas Weintraub, chief executive officer, will retire at the end of 2022. The board of directors has appointed Jessica Sublett, chief operating officer, to succeed Weintraub as CEO on Jan. 1, 2023. “On behalf of the board of directors and the Bounce team, clients […]

Member Spotlight: Barbara Parker, Owner, BF Empowerment Center

Bounce-Barbara Parker-BF Empowerment Center

This month, we sat down with Barbara Parker, owner of BF Empowerment Center to discuss her business and what working at Bounce means to her. Barbara rents office space for her company on the first floor in the Generator. BF Empowerment Center is focused on creating systemic change and serves all 88 counties in Ohio […]

Tech Spotlight: LEAF


(Bounce Software Accelerator client LEAF wins $7,500 at Case Western Reserve University’s startup competition) Logically Engineering Automation Features Ltd., or LEAF for short, is on a mission to make electrical engineers’ lives easier. Specializing in construction automation, LEAF is working on a solar design application to help aid in the electrical wiring of solar panels. […]

Akron Tech Startup is Helping Building and Facilities Teams Get a “TonDone”

Matthew Crowley, co-founder of TonDoneMatthew Crowley and Bill Wichert, co-founders of TonDone, met while attending Case Western Reserve University and decided to work together managing technology for Cleveland Hopkins and Philadelphia International airports. Their knowledge and experience in the aviation industry sparked the idea to develop software for airport operations, which they set out to […]

GROW Spotlight: Peter James, Owner, Rubber City Gardens

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.  Keeping a community garden running requires effort, time and reliable volunteers. After Peter James failed to organize his own, he was inspired to start Rubber City Gardens, an urban-focused and community-driven agricultural cooperative. Its […]

Women’s History Month

As we close out March, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on and honor women’s contributions to our history during Women’s History Month. It wasn’t that long ago that our rights and our stories went unnoticed despite our achievements and our leadership.   Did you know that until 1988 women entrepreneurs couldn’t get […]

20 Business Terms Entrepreneurs Should Know

20 Business Terms Entrepreneurs Should Know

Ready to take the leap into entrepreneurship? Running your own business is tough enough but trying to understand the lingo is an added headache. Knowing some key business terms can make it easier to navigate the business world. Not only that but it can you speak confidently with investors, lenders and others to build strong […]