Accelerate 2022 update: Grayter Cleveland

Grayter Cleveland Shane Winnyk & Courtney Smith 2022 Winner Presented in partnership with: ORIGINAL PITCH DESCRIPTION: Grayter Cleveland aims to increase the number of People of Color and women in STEM careers, particularly the tech field, by pairing a Black employee and a White employee together to give brief presentations in schools (remotely or in-person)…

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Dorothy Baunach and Catherine Tkachyk honored

Dorothy Baunach (LC 1992) and Catherine Tkachyk (LC 2019) were recently named “Leaders Making a Difference” by Next Century Cities. According to a Crain’s Cleveland Business article announcing the awards, Tkachyk was honored for commissioning, “a digital divide impact study that helped gain funding for digital inclusion efforts in the Greater Cleveland area.” Baunach was…

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‘1,000 Ties’ project wins civic pitch competition

Technology, nonprofit pitches also recognized at Accelerate   CLEVELAND – A project to teach etiquette and other life skills to youth was voted the winning civic pitch by the audience Thursday night, February 27, at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, an annual competition presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center with support from Citizens Bank. Jowan Smith,…

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My Fab House

My Fab House Sonya Pryor-Jones 2019 Finalist Community Change category Presented in partnership with:    PROJECT DESCRIPTION: A grassroots neighborhood-based digital fabrication lab and co-work space to combat social problems and inequity, such as the tech divide and housing vacancy and abandonment, while providing learning and entrepreneurship opportunities. December 11, 2020 My Fab House was…

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Nichelle McCall Browne honored

Nichelle McCall Browne (CBB 2009), CEO of Bold Startups, was recently honored by Crain’s Cleveland Business as one of their Notable Women in Technology. According to a quote in the article by her colleague, Jimeka Holloway, “She is a tenacious, knowledgeable and a resilient leader … She uses her awareness and experience in the sector to help emerging entrepreneurs…

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