Entrepreneur Expertise for You
Starting a business can be exhausting to even think about. The Akron area has multiple resources available to help startups. From those who have the framework down and are looking for space to work and thrive in, to individuals who simply have an idea that could be great but they are unsure of where or how to turn the idea into more.
Bounce (formerly known as Akron Accelerator) is a technology business incubator in the heart of Akron in the former B.F. Goodrich plant. A big plus to new companies is that they are not asked to give equity or ownership to Bounce in exchange for services. The idea behind the incubator is help these companies succeed and bolster the economy in the area.
Some programs that Bounce offers are:
University of Akron Research Foundation
UARF is the hidden gem for Akron startups. It is a resource that is going to provide some of the best quality assistance and experience to its entrepreneurs. The key benefit of UARF is that they provide assistance for startups at any stage of the process, whether your startup is just beginning, needs licensing, or needs to find sources of funding. UARF has branched into having multiple components to best help Akron startups. These include ARCHAngels, I-Corps, SparkFund, and even mentorship opportunities. Click here for a visual review of UARF.
Written by Alex Gingrich & Alizeh Khalifa, interns with NEOSVF.
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