Entrepreneur & Startup Support Services

Growing new companies to benefit the region is central to the missions of The University of Akron and its Research Foundation (UARF). The group currently offers many of ways to assist entrepreneurs and train future innovators.

Contact University of Akron Research Foundation

Phone: 330-972-7840 • Fax: 330-972-2368 • Email: uarf@uakron.eduŸŸ

170 University Circle, Suite 312, Akron, Ohio 44325-2103

Courtney Gras and business partner Tom Vo

Engineer and entrepreneur, all in one

Since childhood, Courtney Gras has loved roller coasters — so much so that she dreamed of designing them someday. She figured out, pretty early on, that the best way to do that would be to become an engineer. Roller coasters twist and turn and so do even the best-laid career plans.

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