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 jblack@bouncehub.org                    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 […]

Second Annual Startup Showcase Announced

LOCAL STARTUPS to be featured at second annualBounce Innovation hub startup showcaseMembers of the community are invited to connect online with Bounce’s most promising startups AKRON, OHIO (Oct. 6, 2020) – Bounce Innovation Hub announces the return of its annual Startup Showcase on Thurs., Oct. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. This free, virtual event gives the Northeast […]

Fifteen Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Selected for Inaugural MORTAR at Bounce Cohort

Akron, OHIO (March 31, 2020) — Bounce Innovation Hub announced today the list of small businesses that have been selected for the inaugural MORTAR at Bounce cohort. MORTAR at Bounce is an accelerator and business development program for existing and emerging entrepreneurs in a non-technology field, with a focus on minorities and women. The program is […]