Michael DeAloia named StartUp Lakewood’s Entrepreneur in Residence

StartUp Lakewood has named Michael DeAloia (CBB 2007) Entrepreneur in Residence to help launch an incubator space. According to Cleveland.com, “Expected to launch in May, the incubator space will provide start-up businesses access to DeAloia’s counsel, as well as amenities such as a conference room, printer, fax machine and the Internet. The goal is to…

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ECDI announces Danielle Sydnor as Executive Director of Northern Ohio

ECDI has named Danielle Sydnor (CBB 2014) Executive Director of Northern Ohio. According to ECDI’s website, “as the Executive Director, Danielle will cultivate relationships within the community and work to ensure ECDI is able to execute on its goals of providing technical assistance, training and access to capital for small businesses.”   Read the full…

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Accelerate featured by Cleveland Plus

“Nearly 500 Gather for Civic Pitch Competition Youth Pop-Up Shops in City Neighborhoods Voted Winning Pitch Tory Coats’ idea to help youth create pop-up shops in city neighborhoods was voted the winning civic pitch by the audience Wednesday night, February 21, at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, an annual competition presented by Citizens Bank and Cleveland Leadership Center.” Read the…

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WKYC coverage of Accelerate 2018

In their coverage of the event, which they dubbed, “like Shark Tank, but with a bigger heart,” they speak with winner Tory Coats about what winning the event means to him and his cause. You can see the clip that aired on the 11:00 p.m. news the night of the event, as well as their…

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