Accelerate accepting civic pitches

December 2 deadline to submit ideas to improve region Individuals with visions to improve Northeast Ohio can apply before December 2, 2022, 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….

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Accelerate 2022 update: Second Chance’s Gretchen

Second Chance’s Gretchen Marianne Steele & Lauren Voinovich 2022 Finalist Quality of Life category Presented in partnership with:   ORIGINAL PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Second Chance is a revolutionary start-up recycling tracking service developed using an expansive database of UPC and QR product codes that informs consumers of the recycling status of an item based on the…

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Accelerate 2022 update: IGNITE with Light

IGNITE with Light Alysha Ellis & SIR Evans 2022 Presenter Economic Prosperity category Presented in partnership with:       ORIGINAL PROJECT DESCRIPTION: IGNITE with Light is a collaborative partnership to strengthen the Northeast Ohio entrepreneurial ecosystem by connecting business leaders and entrepreneurs with local organizations and collegiate groups that support and serve small businesses…

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Accelerate 2022 update: Grayter Cleveland

Grayter Cleveland Shane Winnyk & Courtney Smith 2022 Winner Presented in partnership with: ORIGINAL PITCH DESCRIPTION: Grayter Cleveland aims to increase the number of People of Color and women in STEM careers, particularly the tech field, by pairing a Black employee and a White employee together to give brief presentations in schools (remotely or in-person)…

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Accelerate 2022 update: Bee Brave

Bee Brave Amalia Haas 2022 Health & Well-Being Finalist Presented in partnership with:       ORIGINAL PITCH DESCRIPTION: Bee Brave aims to help youth understand and deal with anxiety by engaging them in what is an anxiety provoking activity for most – beekeeping. The program teaches participants to remain centered in the presence of…

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