Cleveland Codes becomes National Model

When Matt Fieldman pitched, and won, for his software bootcamp idea at Accelerate 2015, he had no idea the idea would take off the way it has. Not only is the program a full-fledged academy within Tri-C helping dozens of low-income individuals gain the skills and connections for sustainable, fruitful software careers each year, Cleveland Codes recently…

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“If These Walls Could Talk” showing locally

In 2015, Chris Webb, became one of the five Accelerate finalists for his idea,”If These Walls Could Talk” – a film that animates abandoned buildings to tell 100 years of history from their neighborhood. The production is complete and he has been showing it locally in high schools and libraries across the county. Check out…

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Accelerate 2015 winner creating an employable workforce

Accelerate 2015 winner Matt Fieldman launched Cleveland Codes in January 2016. To date, over 70 low-income or under-employed adults have been successfully trained as entry-level, full-stack software developers. Roughly 40 percent of graduates are women, and over 60 percent are minorities. Over 70 percent of graduates are now actively working in technology careers, with many…

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Accelerate 2015 & 2016’s Alex P. Michaels pitched at JumpStart, Inc.

Alex P. Michaels has a dream to create a local movie industry in Cleveland. He pitched projects to help bring that vision to reality at the inaugural Accelerate event in 2015 and again in 2016. He continues his quest and pitched his idea at JumpStart, Inc.’s Open Mic Pitch Night and his company Prelude2Cinema will become part…

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Ohio City Clean Up and Green Up Day

Steve Roberts pitched his idea for an Ohio City clean up day at Accelerate 2015. After the event, he worked with Ohio City, Inc. to organize a group of neighborhood volunteers to clean up Ohio City. Steve saw his vision become reality on May 9, 2015 with the Ohio City Clean UP and Green Up…

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