An Initiative of the City of Akron

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Technology Company Acceleration [TCA]

The TCA program is the foundation of our approach to helping our client companies. A team of professionals and real-world entrepreneurs provides hands-on learning, support and one-on-one mentoring to clients. With the help of an extensive network of resources, we take our clients step-by-step through the different processes necessary to becoming market-ready.

This begins by setting the TCA foundation for each client through the following steps:

  • Business assessment/gap analysis
  • Business model canvass and customer development exercises
    • Define value proposition
    • Identify customers and form strategic partnerships
    • Prepare for market entry
  • Legal issues overview
  • Goals/action planning

This is followed by a customized journey to market entry as guided by an entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR), an Akron Accelerator professional who serves as an extension of the client’s management team. An EIR can provide assistance in the following areas:

  • Strategic planning
  • Business development
  • Seed funding and follow-on funding
  • Market research
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Intellectual property
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Branding and marketing
  • Sales planning
  • Human resources
  • Organizational development

For more information about the TCA program, please contact:

Jessica Sublett