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Akron Global Business 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 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:
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Name and Mailing address
Name: Akron Global Business Accelerator Web-site: Akron Global Business Accelerator
Street: 526 S. Main Street Send mail:
City: OH 44311, Akron Phone/Fax: +1(330)3752173 / +1(330)7623657
Country: United States Networks:
Communication & Contact
  Anthony Margida

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  Terrence H. Martell
Director of Operations and Business Development ...

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  Jessica Sublett
Program Specialist

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Business Accelerator Services

Starting Investment without equity taken

Business Support
General business advisory
Referrals to Business Professionals

Office rooms for rent
Internet Access (high speed) / ICT services

Incubation Program
Incubation program (on-site)
Mentoring / coaching

Networks & Synergy
General networking events
The goals of the Business Accelerator: Specific Target Groups:
Type of IncubatorType of OrganizationFinancial Model
Business Accelerator

ICT Information and Communication Technologies
Renewable Energy
PPP Public-Private-Partnership
Business Accelerator Data              Year incubator opened: 1983Year (statistic): 2011
Rental SpaceClient FirmsOn-site clients that at the same time are tenants of your incubator / parkOff-site clients that use your services without being tenants of your incubator or park
total sq.m. available in incubatorTotal number of clients servedTotal number of cleints served since beginning of incubator operation. Only clients that have been advised regarding business start-up (not, for example, counting participnats of trainings, seminars, etc).
sq.m used for incubator services/administrationNumber of client firmsNumber of client firms at this time in on-site or off-site incubation program repsectively.
sq.m. rented by client firmsNumber of employees in client firms
Incubator Staff
number of staff working in management / services
Business areas of client companies
- Biotechnology (bio informatics, bio medicine, bio cosmetics, bionic)
- Environmental Technologies / Clean technologies
- Energy Renewable (bio fuel, solar technologies, energy saving technologies)
- ICT Information and Communication Technologies
- Materials (new)
- Nanotechnology
Last Updated
May 21, 2012