Civic visionaries to pitch at Accelerate

Event returns to in-person February 24, 2022 CLEVELAND – Individuals with creative visions to improve lives in Greater Cleveland will pitch their ideas at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change on February 24, 2022. The eighth annual civic pitch competition, presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens, returns to downtown Cleveland’s Global Center for…

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Accelerate: More Than Just Prize Money

Each fall, Clevelanders can submit innovative ideas in one of six categories at Accelerate, the Cleveland Leadership Center’s annual pitch competition. Finalists are then chosen to pitch in front of a panel of judges at the Accelerate event in February, presented in partnership with Citizens.  At the event, a winner is chosen to receive $5,000…

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What Do Winning Accelerate Pitches Look Like?

Presented by Citizens, Accelerate is the Cleveland Leadership Center’s annual pitch competition for community members who want to make a positive change in the Northeast Ohio region. Participants can submit a pitch for one of the six different categories.  The winner of the competition receives funding to help launch or grow their innovative ideas.  What…

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Accelerate accepting civic pitches to Dec. 3

Anyone invited to submit ideas to improve region Individuals with visions to improve Northeast Ohio can apply before December 3, 2021, to be part of Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch competition presented by Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens. The annual competition provides funding and networking that bring ideas to reality. It…

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Best Application Practices: How to Wow the Accelerate Reviewers

Accelerate is a pitch competition that gives individuals across Northeast Ohio the chance to win seed money to help launch their innovative ideas to make the region a better place. The competition features six different pitch categories, each representing a distinct area. Once you pick a category, you can start developing your Accelerate application! These…

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