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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Black literacy initiative wins civic pitch competition

Technology pitch for multiculturalism also wins prize at Accelerate A  literacy and role model initiative for young Black males was voted the winning pitch by a virtual audience Thursday night (February 25) at the seventh annual Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens. Sara Kidner…

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Last Accelerate finalists selected

6 social entrepreneurs to pitch for grand prize Thursday The field of six finalists in the Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens was completed Wednesday (February 24) with the selection of the last two finalist during this year’s virtual, week-long event. On Thursday, February…

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Two more reach Accelerate finals

Pitches for talent attraction and coping mechanisms join previous finalists Two more finalists were selected Tuesday, February 23, 2021, in the Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens. They are: Abigail Poeske and Rachel Hosler, who pitched for “An Ecosystem of Innovators.” They want to…

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