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Bounce Innovation Hub in Akron hosts annual showcase Sept. 30

Bounce Innovation Hub will host its third annual Startup Showcase on Sept. 30. Here, Tiffany Adjei, right, the owner of Honesty Healthcare in Akron, speaks to Chris Keller of Beachwood about her business during the Inaugural Startup Showcase in November 2019 in Akron.

Bounce Innovation Hub will host its annual Startup Showcase at the end of the month.

The Sept. 30 afternoon and evening event allows the Northeast Ohio community to meet with local startups from each of Akron-based Bounce’s six entrepreneurial programs, according to a news release. Bounce Innovation Hub is at 526 S. Main St., inside the Canal Place complex.

The program includes presentations, office hours, workshops, networking, table discussions and pitching for entrepreneurs, founders and small business owners. This is the third annual showcase.

“This event is a perfect way for the community to see the outcomes of Bounce’s programming and connect with companies as potential mentors, customers, or investors,” Doug Weintraub, Bounce chief executive officer, said in the release. “In thinking about what we’ve heard from previous events, we’re thrilled to add to the showcase this year, a half-day of content, which will include entrepreneur-focused workshops and one-on-one time with select business advisors.”

The afternoon agenda begins with Billy Taylor, CEO of LinkedXL:

Noon: Doors open.

12:30 p.m.: Orientation.

1 p.m.: Opening presentations.

2:30 p.m.: Office hours, workshops and table discussions.

 4:45 p.m.: Closing afternoon programming presentation.

Afternoon programming tickets are available for $5 each. Attendees who purchase a ticket to the afternoon programming will receive a code for 50 percent off one ticket to attend the evening pitch session.

Evening program:

5:30 p.m.:  Arrivals, table discussions and networking.

6:15 p.m.: Opening remarks.

6:30 p.m.: Pitches.

7:30 p.m.: Table discussions and networking. Drinks and light food will be available until 8 p.m.

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