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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Saint Ignatuis Magazine highlights benefits of CLC relationship

In the Winter 2019 edition of Saint Ignatius Magazine profiles three CBB alumni. In the article, Mark Pecot (CBB 2013), Angela LoBue (CBB 2014), and Augie Pacetti (CBB 2018)  share how their CBB experience benefited them and St. Ignatius, as well as how the Look Up To Cleveland program benefits their students. The article ends…

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FreshWater covers the “indelible mark on Cleveland” Accelerate has made

“Since the first event was held in 2015, the Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition has definitely made an indelible mark on Cleveland. It’s seen in the two “Give Boxes” installed in Central and North Collinwood—designed to give residents Little Free Pantry-style access to necessities like non-perishable goods and personal care items. (Three more boxes will be debuting this…

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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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