Accelerate by Cleveland Leadership Center

February 25, 2021

Accelerate is a pitch competition which gives individuals across Northeast Ohio the chance to win seed money to help launch their idea to make the region a better place.  Applicants are selected to pitch in one of six categories and a panel of judges drawn from community leaders select one finalist in each category. The six finalists pitch again to the full audience, which votes on the winner. The winner receives $5,000 and the remaining five finalists each receive $2,000 to help bring their ideas to life. Pitch applications are open through noon on December 4, 2020.

Due to the pandemic, Accelerate 2021 is being planned according to safety and health guidelines and will mostly be a virtual experience.

$35 General public + CLC alumni
$30 CLC Members
$20 Students (does not include drink ticket)

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