Akronite of the Week

Week of Nov. 28: Courtney Gras

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This week, Courtney Gras will be getting ready for Flight, Launch League’s regional startup conference, December 1-2. Courtney says, “I’ll be highlighting Akron’s startup-scene and business ecosystem while my team and I get ready for the big day! I’ll feature great venues like Chop and Swizzle, The Akron Art Museum and the John S Knight Center and will talk about all the great Akronites involved in making this event a success!”

Courtney grew up in Northeast Ohio and studied Electrical Engineering at The University of Akron. She moved to Akron a little over a year ago so she could focus on her startup company, which is housed in the Akron Global Business Accelerator. She says that after moving, “I quickly fell in love with the people and community here. I loved it so much that I decided to leave my previous job and take on the role of Executive Director for Launch League. I have the great honor of spending my time helping startup founders find success with their companies right here in Akron and helping to put our startup ecosystem on the map!”

Follow Summit Peeks on Twitter to get a look at Courtney’s Akron this week.