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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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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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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The Six Pitch Categories: Accelerate 2022

Accelerate is the Cleveland Leadership Center’s annual civic-focused pitch competition in which contestants compete in distinctive categories for a chance to win funding to make their innovative ideas for enhancing and advancing Cleveland a reality. The pitch categories are: Authentic Cleveland Experiences Economic Prosperity Education Health & Well-being Quality of Life Social Change Technovation, a…

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Accelerate 2022 Pitch Competition: What You Need to Know

Accelerate is Cleveland Leadership Center’s high-energy annual civic pitch competition. This Shark Tank-style event gives individuals across Northeast Ohio the chance to win seed money to help launch their idea and make the region a better place. Accelerate 2022 Starts Now Sponsored by Citizens Bank, Accelerate 2022 will take place on Thursday, February 24, 2022….

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