Clean Hands Means Quality of Life

Clean Hands Means Quality of Life Shanina Knighton 2015 Finalist Quality of Life category 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…

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Flight Club

Flight Club Justo KarellĀ & Evan Harris 2015 Presenters Educating for Tomorrow category Justo KarellĀ & Evan Harris 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…

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Bring Crime 2 Cleaveland

Bring Crime 2 Cleaveland Alex P. Michaels and Peter Lawson Jones 2015 Presenter Transformative Arts & Culture category 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…

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The Turkish Art of Marbling

The Turkish Art of Marbling Murat Gurer 2015 Presenter Transformative Arts & Culture category 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…

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A Celebration of Words: A Literary Unconference in the City

A Celebration of Words: A Literary Unconference in the City Lee Chilcote & Amy Rosenbluth 2015 Presenters Transformative Arts & Culture category August 2018 The little idea for a literary “unconference” has grown into a nonprofit that reaches 2-3,000+ people each year with over 200 hours of programming and the region’s largest annual literary festival,…

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