TV20’s recap of Accelerate

Ursula Cottone, 2018 event co-chair, told TV20, “It really helps bring out people who care about civic innovation, and it brings those ideas to life and gives people the opportunity to share those ideas and fund them to go forward and make them a reality in the city.” The clip also features: Last year’s winner…

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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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Feb 22 Sound of Ideas featuring Accelerate presenters

Just over 12 hours after their pitch on the big stage at Accelerate winner Tory Coats, finalists Keisha Johnson Chambers, Christopher Scott and Gina VanCant, along with last year’s winner Jeremy Langham, headed over the WCPN 90.3 studios for an on-air chat with show host Mike McIntyre. McIntyre co-emceed the event alongside Micki Byrnes of WKYC….

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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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Accelerate pitch featured in Cleveland Jewish News

Katie Kohn, who will pitch her “Forest City Adventures” idea at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change on February 21, 2018 was featured in the Cleveland Jewish News. Through Forest City Adventures, Katie wants to create world-class outdoor programs that cultivate adaptive leadership skills of diverse high school students, enabling them to understand and thrive in complex…

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