Ed Buchholz

Managing Director, Product Development Accelerator

As managing director of Bounce’s Product Development Accelerator, Ed leads the cohort programming and mentoring. He works closely with the accelerator companies to build momentum and maximize MVP quality and outcomes.

Ed is founder of three venture-backed software companies and has more than 18 years startup experience with several exits. He is deeply passionate about the design, branding, prototyping and building of products and companies.

Ed enjoys mentoring entrepreneurs and advises numerous founders and businesses in the region. He is a Techstars alum and strong advocate for bringing the ideals of #GiveFirst and founder centrism to northeast Ohio’s startup community.

He also founded and leads StartInCLE, an award-winning advocacy and community nonprofit. StartInCLE helps hundreds of founders in northeast Ohio through supportive community, communication platforms, and educational and networking events.

Ed lives in Cleveland on the Westside with his wife, Anna and dog, Dottie. On most days he can be found in the kitchen baking, listening to eclectic indie music, and probably tweeting things he shouldn’t.