The Green Photograph founder Christiana Cacciato

When The Green Photograph founder Christiana Cacciato set out to completely reinvent her business after moving from Seattle to Akron, Bounce Innovation Hub offered the tools and support she needed to succeed and grow. “I knew I couldn’t just start [my business] and immediately start getting folks; I knew I needed to be connected to […]

Bounce Appoints Elyse Ball as New Vice President of Programming

Bounce Innovation Hub, a non-profit organization in Akron serving northeast Ohio entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses, is pleased to announce that Elyse Ball will join its team as its new Vice President of Programming starting July 1, 2024. As the former Executive Director of the University of Akron Research Foundation, Elyse brings a wealth of strategic […]

Bounce Innovation Hub 2021 Annual Report

Celebrating Continued Economic and Community Impact AKRON, OHIO (June 14, 2021) — Bounce Innovation Hub announces another year of positive growth and impact on the Greater Akron and northeast Ohio communities with new data included in the organization’s 2021 annual report. The annual report is the first of its kind for the nonprofit organization. In […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bounce Announces New Board Chair, Director Changes

AKRON, Ohio (Feb. 22, 2022) –  Bounce Innovation Hub announces several changes to its board of directors, effective Jan. 1. Hans Dorfi, senior vice president of engineering at Bridgestone Americas, has been named chair after serving as a member for two years. Dorfi replaces founding chairperson, Deborah Hoover, president and CEO of the Burton D. […]

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 […]

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                    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 […]