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Akron area entrepreneurs invited to event today to learn about applying for Innovation Fund money

Northeast Ohio

The Innovation Fund, a Northeast Ohio fund for early-stage technology startups, is hoting a free informational session from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the Akron Global Business Accelerator in downtown Akron.

The session is designed as a forum for entrepreneurs to learn about the fund, get advice on applying, and understand funding requirements.

The Akron Global Business Accelerator is in the old B.F. Goodrich complex off South Main Street. It is in a building on Falor Street, off South Main, across from the GOJO Industries headquarters.The Business Accelerator's phone number is 330-375-2173. Its address is 526 S. Main St.

The Innovation Fund was founded by the Lorain County community College Foundation in 2007 and has awarded $11.38 million to 172 companies. Those companies have raised $258 million in follow-on funding and created more than 670 jobs in Northeast Ohio.

After today's event, which includes light refreshments, attendees can tour the accelerator.

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