Accelerate 2017’s Shayla Ivezzy a part of Thea Bowman Center program

Shayla Ivezzy (LookUp 2009) pitched her idea to help students in under-served areas with professional attire and services to prepare them for successful futures. To that end, she has partnered with the Thea Bowman Center and is creating workshops for their six-week college and career readiness series.

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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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Accelerate 2017 winner Ironborne Brew Works’ ale-truistic project

After gaining tremendous momentum over the last year, Ironborne Brew Works is looking to launch in 2018, but in order to reach that feat, they need to raise additional funds. To that end, they are hosting: An Ale-Truistic Evening With Ironborne Brew Works! The future home of Ironborne Brew Works will be open to potential…

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Jowan Smith speaking in Boston

Jowan Smith was selected to speak at WGBH EdForum: Supporting and Engaging Students in the Middle Grades in Boston, MA on September 27, 2017. She will discuss her “Getting Our Babies To College 101” program and share tips on how to help prepare students and parents for the college prep process starting in middle school. According to…

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