Dream Lab

Conceptualize.Incubate.Birth. Develop

The Dream Lab is an experimental impact enterprise incubator designed to test and develop business concepts that can be spun off to local leaders, thus stimulating the local economy. Place matters. Therefore, the Dream Lab focuses its efforts on facilitating enterprises that are directly in, or intended to directly benefit under-served pockets of Akron. In conjunction with the EDC, the Dream Lab also has a focus on training and employing individuals who are underemployed and unemployed at living wages, with future ownership in mind. 

Come check out our Dream Lab, a creative co-working space for entrepreneurs and artists.

We define Impact Enterprises as companies that have the objective to create maximum positive impact – for their customers, employees, business partners and the public at large, as well as for the environment. For an Impact Enterprise, profit, turnover and growth serve as a means to get sufficient capital from investors and to sustain the positive impact generation of the company – they are subordinate to creating maximum positive impact.

Minority Ownership

Economic Development

Geographically focused 

Workforce Development

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