An Initiative of the City of Akron

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The Accelerator provides assistance to technology-based startups and early-stage companies in areas including, but not limited to advanced energy, advanced materials, clean technology, instruments, controls and electronics, information technology and medical technology.

Our key programs include:

  • Technology Company Acceleration: The foundation of our approach to helping our client companies. We offer a team of professionals and real-world entrepreneurs who take our clients step-by-step through the different processes necessary to becoming market-ready. Learn more>>
  • The Bit Factory: An intensive accelerator program that provides high-level assistance to young tech companies. Learn more>>
  • The Software Guild: A 12-week, nationally recognized software development bootcamp located on the Accelerator campus. Learn more>>
  • Akron Water Global Alliance: A partnership designed to accelerate and support the development of state-of-the-art water systems, technology and innovation for implementation across the globe. Learn more>>
  • Akron Biomedical Corridor: A network that leverages the diverse medical and biomedical resources in our area to attract international companies to our region. Learn more>>
  • On-site support resources: A wide range of service providers located within the Accelerator campus that are available to work with clients. Learn more>>