Launch League is a founder led organization tasked with making Akron the place to found and scale a startup.

We help 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 Launch League?

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!

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What the community has to say

  • 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
  • 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.

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