We’re making Akron THE place to build scalable startups

We’re a nonprofit who helps founders create exceptional companies here in Akron. We specialize in helping early stage scalable startups acquire talent, funding, and engage with the community.

Community Connections

Through multiple monthly events we connect founders with the talent, cofounders, mentors, and investors they need to make their startups successful.

Funding Introductions

Through our vast network of funding sources (angel investors, VCs, government grants, etc.) we're able to provide introductions for high caliber teams.

Awareness & Advocacy

Through marketing campaigns and PR we're raising awareness of all Akron startups. We also work with other support organizations to improve Akron's civic startup infrastructure.

Interested in joining a community of founders?

Our partners

We’re working to partner with all of Akron’s awesome startup resources
If you’re interested in working with us, let us know!

Launch League Stats

Some of the numbers behind our organization.


Events Held


People Reached


Startups Engaged


Cups of Coffee

What the community has to say

Quotes from members of Akron’s startup ecosystem.

  • Audrey Wallace

    Co-Founder Komae
  • Gary Wallace

    CTO Komae
  • Annal Vyas

    Visiting Professor of Clinical Law at University of Akron School of Law & Program Director at The Bit Factory
  • Daphne Fecheyr-Lippens

    Cofounder Jaswig
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  • Attending the "What I Learned from my Failed Kickstarter" event at Launch League was a game changer for our business plan. We made connections and learned insider tips we would not otherwise have

  • The Launch League's collective knowledge and experience was critical in launching our startup. We didn't know what we were missing until tapping into this amazing resource.

  • The Launch League startup dinners are an invaluable component of Akron's entrepreneurial ecosystem.  Founders are the fabric of the startup community, and the dinners provide an informal way for these founders to connect with each other.   I always have a great time attending, and can't wait for the next one!

  • Launch league is a group of like-minded entrepreneurs that make the events very relevant - it's an exchange of diverse experiences making it very valuable and practical for what you do.

  • The content from the event was GREAT! It was awesome to see so many people passionate about startups and in startups at various stages.

  • Flight gave us the chance to meet with some great regional investors and update them on our progress.

  • The diversity of content and presenters, as well as the excitement you could feel from the other attendees, really made the event a must-attend conference!

  • The event was really well planned and everything moved extremely smoothly.

  • I had an amazing overall experience! I still don't believe it was the first one.

  • The value received for the ticket price was impressive. The high quality speakers and interesting vendors made the event for me.

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