Civic visionaries to pitch at Accelerate

Event returns to in-person February 24, 2022 CLEVELAND – Individuals with creative visions to improve lives in Greater Cleveland will pitch their ideas at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change on February 24, 2022. The eighth annual civic pitch competition, presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens, returns to downtown Cleveland’s Global Center for…

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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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Accelerate 2022 Pitch Competition: What You Need to Know

Accelerate is Cleveland Leadership Center’s high-energy annual civic pitch competition. This Shark Tank-style event gives individuals across Northeast Ohio the chance to win seed money to help launch their idea and make the region a better place. Accelerate 2022 Starts Now Sponsored by Citizens Bank, Accelerate 2022 will take place on Thursday, February 24, 2022….

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Spark conference to explore innovation and disruption

Workshops feature CEOs of 3 hospital systems, leader of Eureka!Ranch innovation think tank Cleveland Leadership Center’s Spark: Grit to Great virtual conference on September 2, 2021, will challenge business and community leaders at all levels to explore innovation and disruption as ways to move their organizations and the community forward. “The past 16 months have…

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