How Can Bounce Help Me?

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By Robbie Coon, program coordinator for Bounce  “How can Bounce help me?” I get this question a lot. I mean, A LOT. And for good reason! There is so much happening within Bounce right now that it is easy to be overwhelmed and even confused when you are looking in from the outside.  In my role […]

For Akron Ascent Innovation, “sticking” to big ideas helps them grow and succeed

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AAI, a Bounce incubator company located on the eighth floor, emerged from The University of Akron, is now selling its one-of-a-kind dry adhesive products, under the name ShearGrip, on a newly launched website.ShearGrip products allow users to secure and reposition prints, pictures and posters on various surfaces – without dealing with the stickiness that comes with […]

Bounce Innovation Hub Launches New Product Development Accelerator; First Cohort Begins Jan. 14

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AKRON, Ohio (Jan. 10, 2019) – Bounce Innovation Hub announced today that its inaugural product development accelerator cohort will begin Jan. 14 and will feature five northeast Ohio startups. The four-month-long program helps early-stage software startups build and refine their minimum viable product (MVP), and prepares them for launch of their product at the end […]

Akron-based, $20-Million Venture Capital Fund Aims to Increase Regional Growth and Opportunity

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      Akron, Ohio (Dec. 11, 2018) – Bounce Innovation Hub,  Acquire Investments and JumpStart Inc. announce the launch of Fusion Fund, a $20-million, for-profit venture capital fund aimed at growing companies in and around Ohio, with a focus on fostering opportunity for the Akron region. “The Fusion Fund is the biggest, single fund to […]

Stopping the Glorification of Busy

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By Jessica Sublett, Bounce chief operating officer  Since January, I have been asked weekly, “How are things at Bounce!?” And, for months now, I’ve been watching myself respond to nearly every inquiry (cringing each time I do) with, “Busy.” Isn’t that the worst? “Busy.”  A response that is meaningless, vapid and void. Yet sometimes, it’s […]

Bounce Innovation Hub and FairlawnGig partner to bring high-speed internet service to Bounce

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AKRON, Ohio (Dec. 5, 2018) – Bounce Innovation Hub and FairlawnGig are partnering to bring single sign-on, high-speed, fiber-optic service to Bounce (https://bouncehub.org/)  and its companies. FairlawnGig (https://www.fairlawngig.net/) 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 […]