2018 Best Tech Startups in Akron

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Akron, Ohio. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (unacquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

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1. RVShare


Founded: 2013

“RVshare offers the largest selection of trusted RV rentals in the country. Founded in 2013 in Akron, Ohio, we connect RV owners and renters, offering an additional source of income for RV owners and the option for a memorable vacation for renters. Renters can search through thousands of short- and long-term RV rental options, including Luxury Class A Diesel Pushers, Class B Camper Vans, Class C Motorhomes, and Travel Trailers, and filter to search and compare RV rental prices, features, reviews, and more. The secure RVshare payment system provides a $10,000 Peace of Mind Guarantee, a 24-hour travel concierge, nationwide insurance, and free roadside assistance. RVing is a convenient, exciting way to travel, and eliminates the challenges and costs of finding hotel accommodations. ”

2. CompanionLabs


Founded: 2017

“We help advertisers bid smarter on Facebook ads.”

3. Komae


Founded: 2015

“Komae is a service sharing platform where users create a personalized network, what we call Village, to exchange free services between trusted friends. The Komae app launched in February 2017 with the first application- a babysitting exchange where parents exchange free sits with trusted friends.”

4. Clusio


Founded: 2015

“Clusio is the conclusion for clinicians. Our app helps you manage your medical competency; the software helps you organize your clinical setting. Naturally awesome software for clinicians.

For professionals, store, track, and validate all your procedures. The app is free, and your account belongs to you. Share with a single click for credentialing and certifications. Maintain your clinical life, from education to the hospital.

For organizations, get unprecedented access into your clinical setting. Build reports for every clinician, validate performance, and check against coding and billing at any time. Using Clusio brings greater transparency and understanding, improving patient safety and provider performance at every level.”

5. TinyCircuits


Founded: 2011

“TinyCircuits designs and manufactures very small open source electronics. Our initial product line, the TinyDuino, is a fully functional Arduino clone, yet is small than a quarter. Launched on Kickstarter in Sept of 2012, the TinyDuino project was hugely popular and raised over 1000% of the desired goal.”

6. Event 38 Unmanned Systems

Event 38 Unmanned Systems

Founded: 2011

“Founded in 2011 and with customers all over the world, Event 38 is a leading provider of easy to use unmanned aircraft (drones), sensors and data analytics designed specifically for Construction, Environmental Conservation, Mining, Precision Agriculture and Surveying.

Event 38 drones offer longer flight times, larger payloads, and higher resolution sensors, at competitive prices.

The E384 fixed wing drone is one of the leading drones in the world for Construction, Mining, Precision Agriculture and Surveying. It has been tested in thousands of hours of flight and has proven in hundreds of applications to be reliable, safe, and easy to use. The E384 can fly 1,000 acres in 100 minutes at 5cm resolution completely autonomously at a cost of pennies per acre.”