What Do Winning Accelerate Pitches Look Like?

Presented by Citizens, Accelerate is the Cleveland Leadership Center’s annual pitch competition for community members who want to make a positive change in the Northeast Ohio region. Participants can submit a pitch for one of the six different categories.  The winner of the competition receives funding to help launch or grow their innovative ideas.  What…

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Accelerate accepting civic pitches to Dec. 3

Anyone invited to submit ideas to improve region Individuals with visions to improve Northeast Ohio can apply before December 3, 2021, to be part of Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch competition presented by Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens. The annual competition provides funding and networking that bring ideas to reality. It…

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10 CLC alumni advance from primary election

Ten CLC alumni advanced from the primary and will appear on ballots across Cuyahoga County for the general election on November 2, 2021. Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb (LookUp 2004) Kevin Kelley (LC 2009) Cleveland City Council Kerry McCormack (LC 2018, LookUp 2005) – Ward 3 Blaine Griffin (LC2 2015, LC 2014, CLC Board) – Ward…

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Black literacy initiative wins civic pitch competition

Technology pitch for multiculturalism also wins prize at Accelerate A  literacy and role model initiative for young Black males was voted the winning pitch by a virtual audience Thursday night (February 25) at the seventh annual Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens. Sara Kidner…

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Last Accelerate finalists selected

6 social entrepreneurs to pitch for grand prize Thursday The field of six finalists in the Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens was completed Wednesday (February 24) with the selection of the last two finalist during this year’s virtual, week-long event. On Thursday, February…

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