Clean Hands Means Quality of Life

One out of every 25 patients obtains a healthcare-associated infection. Hand hygiene is the single most important way to prevent infection. Shanina Knighton saw opportunity in those facts and pitched her idea for the first bedside patient-controlled hand sanitation dispenser at Accelerate 2015. The dispensers have an antimicrobial coating and usage frequency reminder, requiring no…

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Flight Club

Justo Karell & Evan Harri pitched their idea for the Flight Club, a program to teach underprivileged youths in Cleveland the basic concepts of flight, mechanics, and engineering at Accelerate 2015. Their concept used simple, yet fun and engaging lessons followed by assisted, hands on construction of the student’s very own quadcopters. Their hope was to…

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Bring Crime 2 Cleaveland

Alex P. Michaels and Peter Lawson Jones wanted to shoot a crime web/TV series in Cleveland, Ohio. While real crime hurts a region and leaves marks that takes years to heal, the fictional crime series was intended to create jobs, strengthen the economy, and give an outlet to tell stories that can bring the community…

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The Turkish Art of Marbling

Murat Gurer wanted to promote the Turkish art of marbling (EBRU) in Greater Cleveland. EBRU is a form of historical art technique, which is still a custom throughout the world. He pitched his idea to introduce this art and hold workshops to educate the community and eventually host a museum exhibition at Accelerate 2015. As…

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Cleveland Codes: Bringing Software Development to Low-Income Populations

With over 500 openings for software developers and coders, Cleveland desperately needs more tech talent. At the same time, for-profit software boot camps have become all the rage. On February 25, 2015, Matt Fieldman pitched his idea to address this issue: Cleveland Codes. Through philanthropy and social enterprise, he wanted to bring long-term careers in…

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