Accelerate accepting civic pitches

Deadline November 30 to submit ideas to improve region Individuals who have great ideas to improve the region can submit those ideas to compete in Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch competition scheduled for Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The annual competition, presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens Bank, provides seed…

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Courage to Caregivers

Courage to Caregivers Kristi Horner 2018 Presenter Health & Wellness category Presented in partnership with: November 1, 2018 At Accelerate, Kristi Horner pitched her concept for a program that empowered and enabled caregivers and family members of those living with mental illness to put on their own oxygen mask by providing self-care resources. She recently…

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Teen Entrepreneur Pop-Up Shops

Teen Entrepreneur Pop-Up Shops Tory Coats 2018 Winner Economic & Workforce Development category Presented in partnership with: October 22, 2018 Tory Coats announced a new Teen Entrepreneurship initiative. In partnership with the Hope for Honduran Children Foundation, Teen Enterprise will be traveling to Honduras – one of the world’s poorest countries – to teach entrepreneurship…

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Music Lens: Inspiring Creativity and Confidence

Music Lens: Inspiring Creativity and Confidence Corinne Auger 2018 Finalists Health & Wellness category Presented in partnership with: October 2018 Corinne Auger pitched her idea for a free introductory music program for lower-income elementary schoolers at Accelerate 2018 While she didn’t make it to the main stage that night, she did impress the scouts from…

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Latch & Learn

Latch & Learn Gina VanCant & Kendra Valton 2018 Finalists Health & Wellness category Presented in partnership with: October 13, 2018 The August 25 event had roughly 30 people in attendance. A Doula spoke with the moms during the event and provided valuable information on breastfeeding. The moms also received incentives for attending such as…

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