Validation for Northeast Ohio: We’re doing better than they say we are

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By Jessica Sublett, chief executive officer of Bounce Innovation Hub  From July 11-13, Bounce CEO Doug Weintraub and I had the privilege of attending this year’s Kauffman Foundation ESHIP Summit in Kansas City, Missouri. (You don’t have to ask, I definitely tried the burnt ends.) The ESHIP Summit brings together entrepreneurial ecosystems builders – leaders […]

The Entrepreneurial Mindset

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By Amy Wong, president of Dot Org Solutions Amy Wong is an entrepreneur whose company, Dot Org Solutions, resides on the seventh floor of Bounce. During her time as a professional and eventual business founder, Amy has learned that you don’t necessarily have to be an entrepreneur to have an entrepreneurial mindset. It seems that, […]

The New Faces of Bounce

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By Jessica Sublett, chief operating officer of Bounce Innovation Hub  It’s been a few months since I’ve written an update on Bounce – and boy, a lot has changed since January! We’ve hired a CEO, Doug Weintraub, who has been working nonstop on making Bounce THE place for innovation in Akron. We’ve also been moving […]

Innovation hub

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Resilient Akron places big bet on Bounce By Deborah Hoover, Bounce board chair and president and CEO of The Burton D. Morgan Foundation  “Innovation hub” was featured on April 26 in Smart Business Magazine  Akron is a city built on innovation. Even after many of the rubber companies left the area, entrepreneurs worked to create […]

Q&A with the CEO

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Q&A with Doug Weintraub, chief executive officer of Bounce Innovation Hub Bounce welcomed Doug Weintraub as its first CEO on March 5. A lifelong resident of Akron and a founding member and former chairman of Jumpstart Inc., he brings a love of Northeast Ohio and 30 years of entrepreneurial and business experience to this newly […]

New Year, New You

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By Jessica Sublett, chief operating officer of Bounce Innovation Hub. Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and wish you a prosperous 2018. The past year was very exciting for us as we took on the task of building on our existing programs to grow something new in Akron. We […]