Accelerate 2021 presenters announced!

Weeklong virtual event culminates February 25, 2021 Individuals with creative visions to improve lives in Greater Cleveland will pitch their ideas virtually at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change the week of February 21, 2021. The seventh annual civic pitch competition, presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens, begins Monday, February 22, 2021, and…

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Accelerate accepting civic pitches

December 4 deadline to submit ideas to improve region Individuals who have visions to improve Northeast Ohio can submit their ideas to compete in Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch competition to be held virtually on Thursday, February 25, 2020. The annual competition, presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens Bank,…

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Never, Ever Give Up

Never, Ever Give Up Allison [Meyer] Hite 2019 Finalist Authentic Cleveland Experiences category Presented in partnership with: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Honoring Cleveland’s perseverance by allowing people to share and motivate others to never, ever give up with a wall of handwritten stories, answering the question: What is the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do? Keep…

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Resource Reborn

Resource Reborn Sanjanasri Vedavyas 2020 Finalist Educating for Tomorrow Presented in partnership with: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Resource Reborn, originally pitched as Connect4U, aspires to equalize opportunity by redirecting the excess of supplies from individuals, schools, and businesses to students and schools in need. Users can then search for the supplies and acquire them at a highly…

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Eat Local 365

Eat Local 365 Natasha Kalas 2020 Presenter Economic & Workforce Development category Presented in partnership with: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Transforming Cleveland’s vacant industrial and retail spaces into automated indoor hydroponic farms using IoT mobile controls, AI, robotics and green energy integration. Providing Cleveland residents with access to fresh food 365 days of the year. Keep up…

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