Bounce Innovation Hub Names Ace Epps Director of Inclusive Entrepreneurship

AKRON, Ohio, (Jan. 14, 2020) – Bounce Innovation Hub is pleased to announce Ace Epps has been named director of inclusive entrepreneurship, effective Jan. 1. Epps has served as an entrepreneur-in-residence and business advisor at Bounce since July 2019. A certified facilitator for the Ice House Entrepreneur Program, Epps brings 20 years of experience in […]

Bounce kicks off second software accelerator; selects seven local startups for program

AKRON, Ohio (July 30, 2019) – Bounce Innovation Hub recently announced seven northeast Ohio startups were selected for the second product development accelerator. The four-month-long program started on July 15 and helps early-stage software startups build and refine their minimum viable product (MVP), and prepares them for launch of that product. The objective is to help each company […]

Bounce Innovation Hub and FairlawnGig partner to bring high-speed internet service to Bounce

AKRON, Ohio (Dec. 5, 2018) – Bounce Innovation Hub and FairlawnGig are partnering to bring single sign-on, high-speed, fiber-optic service to Bounce (  and its companies. FairlawnGig ( is a municipal broadband utility and internet provider that is delivering a 10-gigabit connection throughout the 300,000 sq. ft. Bounce building that houses more than 50 companies and support organizations. FairlawnGig’s dedicated […]

Third Annual FUEL Akron Finalists Earn Total of $45,000

AKRON, Ohio (Nov. 16, 2018) – Four software startups from northeast Ohio pitched and negotiated for up to $15,000 each and admittance to Bounce Innovation Hub’s product development accelerator at last night’s third annual FUEL Akron in front of a crowd of 75 people. Three of the four came to investment agreements for a total […]