Elevate Greater Akron

Find resources to help your business.

  • Location
  • Business Stage
  • Revenue
  • Number of Employees
  • Type of Assistance Needed
  • DEI Qualifications
  • Industries
  • Review

In what county is your business located?

Anyone is welcome to use these resources. However, our resources are primarily geared to the below counties.

What stage is your business in?

Click on a phase for more information.

You are identifying a market need and developing a concept for how the need can be addressed with a new product or technology.
In other words, you have an idea and you’re just starting out.
You are defining customer requirements and validating your business model by engaging customers and funders to support business development and commercialization.
In other words, you’re starting to build your business and understand your customers.
You are validating your product in a customer and/or commercial environment and you are working to achieve customer buy-in.
In other words, you’ve made your first sale and are working to build your customer base and refine your business.
You are launching a commercial product/service and securing one or more paying customers. You have developed clear business, operational, and financial plans but your product/service may require additional refinements to optimize cost, support scaleup, or reach new customers.
In other words, you’re making sales in a more traditional business setting and continue to improve your product/service.
You are demonstrating sales growth and profitability and have executed a comprehensive business plan.
In other words, you have a clear plan that is helping you actively grow your sales, hire employees and make a profit.

What is the annual revenue of your business?

How many people do you employ?

Do not include yourself.

What type of assistance do you need?

Select all that apply:

Does your business self-identify as any of the following?

You can be certified or self-identify for these categories.


Some industries have programs specific to them. If you fall into one of the below industries, please indicate below

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Please confirm that this describes your company so our ecosystem can find the most effective way to support your growth.

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