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 […]

COVID-19 Update: Bounce Closed to the Public Until May 1

Update: April 3, 2020 – Bounce closed to public until May 1 Update: March 30, 2020 – Bounce closed to public until April 6 Original post: March 17, 2020 With the state of Ohio’s extension of the stay-at-home order, issued on April 2, Bounce will remain closed to the public until May 1, until further […]

COVID-19 Update: A message from Bounce Innovation Hub

Posted: March 10, 2020 Here at Bounce Innovation Hub, our biggest priority is always the health and safety of our team, tenants and clients. That is especially true in the face of the ever-changing nature of the global Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.Our full-time cleaning crew regularly disinfects frequently touched surfaces each day and night (from doorknobs […]

Nationally Recognized Minority-Focused Startup Accelerator Coming To Akron

Five community institutions partner to bring MORTAR to Bounce Innovation Hub Akron, OH (Feb. 4, 2020) —Bounce Innovation Hub, GAR Foundation, Burton D. Morgan Foundation, the City of Akron and the Greater Akron Chamber announced today their partnership with MORTAR, an accelerator and business development service for historically marginalized entrepreneurs. MORTAR was founded in 2014 […]

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 […]