Three Things I’ve Learned from Working in Akron’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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By EbaNee Bond, program coordinator for Bounce As the program coordinator for Bounce Innovation Hub, I have met countless entrepreneurs, inventors, makers and innovators. Working with these individuals and planning programs has allowed me to gain a lot of insight into the entrepreneurship world – and I am pretty excited about what I have seen […]

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 […]

Bounce Innovation Hub Announces the Addition of High-Growth Software Company SaberLogic Inc. as Its Newest Tenant

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AKRON, Ohio (Aug. 22, 2018) – Bounce Innovation Hub and the City of Akron announced today that Bounce has signed a lease with SaberLogic Inc. SaberLogic is a 24-person software consulting firm and the developer of Bezlio, a mobile app that allows customers to design their own dashboards, without code, providing real-time access to data […]

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, […]

BioEnterprise and Bounce Innovation Hub Establish Joint Office; Expand Biomedical Resources in Northeast Ohio

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Michael Haritakis joins both organizations as entrepreneur-in-residence CLEVELAND – July 19, 2018 – BioEnterprise, a leader in growing the Northeast Ohio biomedical industry, and Bounce Innovation Hub, Akron’s first open innovation hub serving Northeast Ohio’s entrepreneurial and innovation community, unite efforts to expand reach and increase impact and establish a joint office in Akron, located […]

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 […]

Bounce Innovation Hub Adds Four Team Members with Focus on Strengthening Entrepreneurial Services and Programming

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AKRON, Ohio, (June 4, 2018) – Bounce Innovation Hub is pleased to announce the additions of Michael Haritakis and Victoria Tifft as entrepreneurs in residence(EIRs);  Christopher Mazziotto, director of entrepreneurial services and EbaNee Bond, program coordinator. Haritakis and Tifft are veteran founders. As EIRs, they will work directly with Bounce resident companies helping them navigate […]

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 […]