GROW (Generating Real Opportunity and Wealth) is a program for anyone looking to start, build or grow a small business in the greater Akron area. We offer programming for the beginner entrepreneur with an idea, the new-ish small business looking for some more focused help and the fully established, veteran business looking for one-on-one assistance to help their business grow.

The unique thing about GROW is it is for non-technology small businesses and entrepreneurs with a focus on minorities and women. Keep reading below for more details about each program we offer.


Aspiring Entrepreneur Program

A 10-week cohort program focusing on thinking like an entrepreneur and basic business skills. If you’re thinking about entrepreneurship, this is the place to start.

MORTAR at Bounce

A 15-week accelerator that helps established small business entrepreneurs take a deep dive into business ownership and build a comprehensive business canvas.

Next Level Business Incubator

This program is for established, Black-owned small businesses who are ready to scale. The cornerstone of the program is one-on-one advising with entrepreneurs in residence.

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