Bounce is ground zero for Akron’s innovation economy. As the first open innovation hub in the city, it will feature a makerspace, co-working space, startup offices, event areas and a robust program of workshops and mentoring sessions. Bounce caters to entrepreneurs, corporate executives, investors, students and members of the community who want to build businesses and solve problems. With 250,000 square feet of space in downtown Akron, Bounce is based in an historic BF Goodrich factory. But the special sauce isn’t the space—it’s what happens within it to launch startups, help new ventures scale and energize local corporations.