2019 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

Also honored in:

“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. Komae


Founded: 2015

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Akron

“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.”

3. TinyCircuits


Founded: 2011

Also honored in: 2018 Best Tech Startups in Akron

“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.”