While the program is on hold for the time being because of the COVID-19 crisis, Mortar at Bounce has unveiled the 15 participants in its inaugural cohort.
Akron’s Bounce Innovation Hub and Mortar, a Cincinnati group that works with historically marginalized entrepreneurs, teamed up to bring the accelerator program to the Rubber City. Mortar at Bounce looks to support entrepreneurs in nontech fields, with an emphasis on minorities and women.
It will offer two cohorts per year. The first was set to begin April 7, but has been delayed because of the pandemic and Ohio’s stay-at-home order. Organizers said they were looking at future start dates and online options.
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Originally published March 31, 2020.