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Partner Information & Links

The scope, magnitude, effectiveness and efficiency of the Greater Akron Chamber couldn’t happen without a dynamic team of partners.

Funding Partners:

Development Finance Authority of Summit County
Cascade Capital Corporation

Business Development Partners:

City of Akron
County of Summit
Downtown Akron Partnership
GAR Foundation
Medina County Economic Development Corporation
Portage Development Board
Service Corps of Retired Executives (S.C.O.R.E.)
Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) of Ohio
Team NEO

Other Partner Organizations:

Akron Urban League
Community Improvement Corporation
Summit Medina Business Alliance/SBDC

Entrepreneurship Partners

Bounce: Akron's Accelerator provides office, meeting, and shared space to early stage companies at advantageous rates. Their experienced management team provides business support and paths to funding for those entrepreneurs and companies that qualify.

Jumpstart: Primarily funded by the Ohio 3rd Frontier program and private sources, Jumpstart provides assistance with business plans and model, networking, funding, coaching and mentorship early stage companies. Their Inclusion Group provides direct assistance to Minority, Woman and Veteran owned businesses.

University of Akron Research Foundation: Acts as the front door to the University of Akron's research and other services. UARF helps your business connect to the Universities resources available to the community and companies from large to small.

ARCHAngels: Provides a platform for technology based, high growth potential, early stage companies seeking start-up and growth funding.