GROW serves entrepreneurs and small businesses, with a focus on minorities and women. GROW offers three programming tracks that develop and strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit and small business community in Akron.
This includes start-to-finish support to help validate ideas and grow businesses. Depending on where an entrepreneur is in their journey will determine where they enter the GROW program.
Discover the stories of Akron entrepreneurs who have participated in GROW programs and are taking their visions to new heights.
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.
A 15-week accelerator that helps established small business entrepreneurs take a deep dive into business ownership and build a comprehensive business canvas.
This program is for established small businesses who are ready to scale and market their business. The cornerstone of the program is one-on-one advising with entrepreneurs-in-residence.