William and Rita Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies specializes in teaching creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship to prepare students for working with startups, family business, franchising, acquisitions and corporate innovation.
Akron Regional CHange Angels (ARCHAngels) are a regional network for introducing investors to market-driven, technology-based investment opportunities in Northeast Ohio.
Akron Innovation Campus (AIC), located next to The University of Akron’s main campus and just blocks from Downtown, offers office space and services to companies ranging from idea or concept to start-up to early stage and those ready to move to the next level of growth.
University of Akron Research Foundation (UARF) is a bridge between industry and the University, facilitating the transfer of inventions, discoveries, processes and work products developed at the University to private industry.
University Innovation Ventures develops and commercializes non-core private sector intellectual property to create successful businesses in the Akron area.
New Business Legal Clinic (NBLC) provides low-cost legal and business assistance to small and emerging businesses in the local community, including business formation, employment, contract/lease, tax and entity information.
Institute for Global Business tailors its carefully planned and flexibly organized programs to meet the needs of both students and area organizations, including courses in exporting, importing, tariffs and global negotiations, purchasing and legal issues.
Learn more about the following Fitzgerald Institute initiatives:
View a printable version of The University of Akron’s Entrepreneurship Initiatives.