Last year, in April, Doug Weintraub stood in front of a crowd of a few hundred people in Akron’s historic B.F. Goodrich building on South Main Street as the newly appointed CEO of Bounce Innovation Hub, an organization representing the city’s newest push to create “jobs of the future.”
“Akron has always been a hub of innovation and ingenuity,” said Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan via press release in August 2017, “and my innovation-based economic development strategy is designed to harness the incredible talent we already have in Akron and attract new talent by creating a one-stop shop for innovation and entrepreneurship.”
And with that, Bounce was born.
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Written by Adam Burroughs.
Originally published May 28, 2019.