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 […]

BioEnterprise and Bounce Innovation Hub Establish Joint Office; Expand Biomedical Resources in Northeast Ohio

Michael Haritakis joins both organizations as entrepreneur-in-residence CLEVELAND – July 19, 2018 – BioEnterprise, a leader in growing the Northeast Ohio biomedical industry, and Bounce Innovation Hub, Akron’s first open innovation hub serving Northeast Ohio’s entrepreneurial and innovation community, unite efforts to expand reach and increase impact and establish a joint office in Akron, located […]

Bounce Innovation Hub Adds Four Team Members with Focus on Strengthening Entrepreneurial Services and Programming

AKRON, Ohio, (June 4, 2018) – Bounce Innovation Hub is pleased to announce the additions of Michael Haritakis and Victoria Tifft as entrepreneurs in residence(EIRs);  Christopher Mazziotto, director of entrepreneurial services and EbaNee Bond, program coordinator. Haritakis and Tifft are veteran founders. As EIRs, they will work directly with Bounce resident companies helping them navigate […]

Bounce to Celebrate Official Launch with April 13 Open House

AKRON, Ohio, March 21, 2018 – Bounce Innovation Hub will host an open house on Friday, April 13, from 5-8 p.m., to celebrate its official launch. The event is free and open to the public. Bounce is located at 526 S. Main St., Akron, in the former Akron Global Business Accelerator building. The event will […]

Bounce names Douglas Weintraub CEO

AKRON, Ohio, March 2, 2018 – The board of directors of Bounce, Akron’s Innovation Hub, announced today that Douglas Weintraub has been named its first CEO, effective March 5. Weintraub brings more than 30 years of business and entrepreneurial experience in Northeast Ohio. Prior to joining Bounce, Weintraub has been advising various entrepreneurial companies throughout […]