An Initiative of the City of Akron

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About the Accelerator

The Akron Global Business Accelerator, an initiative of the City of Akron, Ohio, is home to one of the country’s top performing technology business incubators. It is an entrepreneurial community that focuses on technology-based startups and early-stage companies in diverse fields, such as biomedical, energy, advanced materials, IT, instruments, controls and electronics.

Located in downtown Akron in the former B.F. Goodrich plant, it comprises more than 250,000 square feet of office, lab and light manufacturing space.

Through the Accelerator’s Technology Company Accelerator program, young companies can get the support they need to take their businesses to the next level, including expert business counseling and advice, strategic planning and networking.

Since 2010, the Accelerator has assisted clients to:

  • Secure $152.5 million in investment
  • Create over 723 new high-paying jobs
  • Generate $243.5 million in sales  and $110.8 million in payroll

As Accelerator clients, companies are not asked to give equity or ownership to the Accelerator in exchange for services. The goal is to help them succeed as part of a commitment to deliver great ideas and innovation throughout the world, strengthening the economy and job market here in Akron and throughout Ohio.

But there is something more about being a part of the Accelerator.  Our ecosystem, as we like to call it, brings you a unique mix of resources, experts and like-minded entrepreneurs that you will not find anywhere else.