Queens Banquet

Queens Banquet Jacci Hammer 2019 Presenter Economic & Workforce Development category Presented in partnership with:     October 11, 2019 Jacci is equipping women who have been stuck – many with PTSD issues and anxiety – with the resources to “Step Up” through the arts. She has teamed up with T’Neisha Coates – wife of…

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Teen Entrepreneur Pop-Up Shops

Teen Entrepreneur Pop-Up Shops Tory Coats 2018 Winner Economic & Workforce Development category Presented in partnership with: Keep up to date with the Teen Enterprise and the Dare 2 Believe Young Entrepreneur Pop Up Shops on their website, and by following them on Facebook and Instagram. October 10, 2019 Since winning Accelerate, Teen Enterprise continues…

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Recipe Re-Mix

Recipe Re-Mix Susan Porter 2019 Presenter Health & Wellness category Presented in partnership with: www.socialsproutsohio.com March 15, 2019 Susan pitched her idea to create a program and website to change how Cleveland’s urban population prepares their food, instead of trying to change the food they eat. She has already been: A guest on Case Western…

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Accelerate featured in The Plain Dealer

The January 16 article featured past winners and highlighted how the event helps even those who don’t win money to advance their vision. In the article, 2018 winner, Tory Coats is quoted as saying, “Accelerate opened me up to different resources in the community and allowed me to cultivate a network of caring people who want…

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Accelerate 2018 winning pitch on Cleveland 19 News

Tory Coats was interviewed about his winning Accelerate pitch on Cleveland 19 News on Wednesday, March 7. He spoke with reporter Sara Goldenberg about his plans to work with teens on creating pop-up shops to transform Cleveland neighborhoods and help them become entrepreneurs. CLC President and CEO Marianne Crosley spoke about how Accelerate gives voice…

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