Story excerpt provided by The Plain Dealer.
Written by Megan Becka.
What do a bookstore, hot sauce and a pair programming app have in common? All are among the newest additions to Akron’s emerging startup scene, thanks to SparkAK, a two-day entrepreneurship weekend hosted by Launch League Feb. 18-19.
Five Akron-based startups competed in the event, which brought together teams of developers, designers, marketers and finance pros to develop an existing startup or create a new one. With guidance from mentors, 20 entrepreneurs worked in teams nearly around the clock to create, prototype and market their startups and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges.
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Originally published February 19, 2017.