Judge Free Moms

Judge Free Moms Colleen Carter 2017 Presenter Community Change category Presented in partnership with:    Colleen Carter pitched her idea for a platform for mothers from all walks of life to share experiences, learn from others and grow to become even better, without the fear of being judged for the decisions they make. Colleen’s blog has…

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Imagination for our Imagined Nation

Imagination for our Imagined Nation Daniel Gray-Kontar 2017 Finalist Transformative Arts & Culture category Daniel Gray-Kontar pitched his idea at Accelerate 2017 to send five young Cleveland artists to the Brave New Voices Festival and Competition in San Francisco in Summer 2017 through his Twelve Literary and Performative Arts incubator. In addition to the $2,000 Daniel won at…

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 Build on Solid Rock

 Build on Solid Rock Stephanie Buda 2017 Presenter Economic & Workforce Development category Presented in partnership with: April 23, 2018 Steph took home the $2,500 grand prize at Core City: Cleveland Pitch Competition, which supports 10 entrepreneurs that live or own a business in the city of Cleveland during our third annual Core City: Cleveland…

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The Midnight Society

The Midnight Society Adam Kern 2016 Presenter Transformative Arts & Culture category Adam Kern pitched his idea (co-created by Beth McGee) for an immersive, site-specific theatrical event using storytelling through dance and music, based on the Cleveland torso murders at Accelerate 2016. Kern is currently directing “Shadow of the Run,” an immersive theater production set…

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STEMpower: Empowering STEM-based careers

STEMpower: Empowering STEM-based careers Jackie Adams 2016 Presenter Educating for Tomorrow category Presented in partnership with: Jackie Adams wants to facilitating awareness and educational opportunities to improve the culture for all people pursuing STEM-based careers. She pitched her vision to launch a scholarship competition a Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) to raise awareness about the…

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