Accelerate accepting civic pitches

Deadline November 30 to submit ideas to improve region Individuals who have great ideas to improve the region can submit those ideas to compete in Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch competition scheduled for Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The annual competition, presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens Bank, provides seed…

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Accelerate adds Destination Cleveland category

‘Cleveland experiences’ to be pitched at 5th annual civic competition Do you have ideas to help visitors make deeper connections with Cleveland’s story? Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch competition, will offer a new way for those ideas to take flight when the 5th annual event is presented next year by Citizens Bank and…

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Accelerate 2018’s Tonia Porras on Golden Opportunities

Accelerate 2018 presenter Tonia Porras and event co-chair Ursula Cottone (LC 2017, CBB 2003) of Citizens Bank were on WKYC-TV‘s Golden Opportunities on Sunday, March 4, 2018. They chatted about the event and Tonia’s vision for a one-stop education and support resource for individuals with dementia, their caregivers and the community. See the show >

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FreshWater Cleveland calls Accelerate “pitch”-perfect

“More than 500 Clevelanders gathered for the fourth annual Accelerate event at downtown’s Global Center for Health Innovation—or what event co-chair Ursula Cottone calls a “civic ‘Shark Tank.’” Sponsored by Citizens Bank and orchestrated by Cleveland Leadership Center, the buzzy civic pitch competition featured 25 semi-finalists presenting bright ideas on how to accelerate Cleveland’s momentum.”   Read the full post…

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Black Girl in the CLE take on Accelerate

Dawn Rivers, recently intrigued by pitch competitions, attended Accelerate last week and wrote a blog post describing her experience. “Each of the ideas I saw pitched were well thought out and executed. This only made me more determined to take my business to the stage. Look out Cleveland, here I come!” Read the full post…

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