Never, Ever Give Up

Never, Ever Give Up Allison Meyer 2019 Finalist Authentic Cleveland Experiences category Presented in partnership with: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Honoring Cleveland’s perseverance by allowing people to share and motivate others to never, ever give up with a wall of handwritten stories, answering the question: What is the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do? September 3,…

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Accelerate partnership with Destination Cleveland highlighted

In an article about Destination Cleveland’s push to create authentically Cleveland travel experiences, Cleveland.com highlighted their sponsorship of the Authentic Cleveland Experiences category at Accelerate 2019. They detailed each of the three category pitches and finalist Allison’s plans to tie her project in with the Cuyahoga50 anniversary celebrations this summer.   See the full article…

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Hear the Accelerate winners and finalists on The Sound of Ideas

Just 12 hours after pitching their dreams in front of 500 people and winning money to bring those dreams to life, the Accelerate winners and runners-up chatted with Mike McIntyre on Thursday morning’s The Sound of Ideas on 90.3 WCPN. Hear more about their ideas, plans, and Accelerate experiences. Order of interviews are: Karson Baldwin…

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The Plain Dealer’s Accelerate coverage features teen winners

The Plain Dealer coverage of Accelerate highlighted the winners and runners-up, Tory Coats’ young entrepreneurs, the announcement of the partnership with Social Venture Partners for next year. “Two teens who want to build buddy relationships among refugee and non-refugee students captured the top $5,000 prize Wednesday night at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, an annual civic…

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Teen refugee program is winning civic pitch at Accelerate

6 finalists win prizes; additional partner announced for 2020 CLEVELAND – A pitch by two teens who want to build buddy relationships among refugee and non-refugee students was voted the winning civic pitch by the audience Wednesday night, February 27, at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, an annual competition presented by Cleveland Leadership Center with support…

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