I  Akron Global Business Accelerator


     Office Locations:

526 S. Main St., Suite 129
Akron, OH 44311
Phone: 330-375-2173
Fax: 330-762-3657



  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology



    Established in 1983, the Akron Global Business Accelerator is a small business incubator created through a cooperative partnership between the City of Akron, The Akron Development Corporation, The University of Akron, and the State of Ohio. The Accelerator offers 200,000 sq. ft. of improved office, manufacturing, assembly, wet labs, and conferencing facilities in a secured building with 24 hour, 7-day-a-week accessibility. All offices, labs and suites are available ranging in size from 500 to 10,000 sq. ft. Two 10,000 lb. capacity freight elevators and one passenger elevator service all areas of the facility. The Accelerator accepts tenants from a wide array of sectors including: Biomedicine, Advanced Materials (Nanotechnology), Alternative Energy Sources, Information Technology, and Instruments-Controls Technology.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Anthony Margida PhD CEO
    Chip Nutter Accelerator Facilities Manager
    Michael LeHere CEO Emeritus
    Robert E. Anthony Director of Entrepreneurial Services
    Terry Martell Director of Operations and Business Development


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