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 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 do in May 2020. […]

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 […]

Tech Spotlight: orthobrain


Ohio-based startup sees opportunity to positively affect dental patient care and accessibility; achieves $9 million in latest funding round   Dr. Dan German, founder, CEO and chief orthodontist at orthobrain, a Bounce remote incubator company, knows a thing or two about smiles. With more than 30 years as an orthodontist, his smile lights up a room […]

Kurvology Owner Shares Advice For Black Women Entrepreneurs

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.  Monique Clark wears many hats. In addition to her full-time community health worker position at Minority Behavioral Health Center, she owns her own clothing boutique Kurvology, which focuses on serving curvier women. She’s […]

Discover Next Level 2.0

(pictured left to right, Dr. Constance Peek-Longmire, Asha Zayn, Lucas Tindell and Da’Shika Street) Earlier this month, Bounce announced a revamped and expanded program for Black entrepreneurs who want to scale their established businesses. The Next Level Business Incubator, founded in 2019 by Ace Epps, Bounce’s director of inclusive entrepreneurship, includes several additional benefits and […]

Bounce Strengthens Program for Black Entrepreneurs

(pictured left to right, Dr. Constance Peek-Longmire, Lucas Tindell and Da’Shika Street) AKRON, Ohio (March 23, 2022) – Bounce Innovation Hub announces that it has hired three business owners and advisors to serve as the organization’s first entrepreneurs in residence (EIRs) working with clients in the Next Level Business Incubator, part of the GROW program […]

Five Pieces of Advice for Aspiring Black Entrepreneurs

Bounce-Five-Pieces-of-Advice for Aspiring Black Entrepreneurs

It should not be a surprise to anyone that Black citizens in the United States have faced barriers to success for generations. As a Black business owner, who has also worked more than 20 years in the local nonprofit sector advising and helping other Black business owners, I know about having to overcome systemic racism […]