Applications Open for Accelerate 2023

Accelerate is a pitch competition presented by Cleveland Leadership Center which gives individuals across Greater Cleveland 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. The Technovation competition will award $3,500 to the most innovative technology-based idea.

Accelerate 2023 will be held February 23, 2023 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.

Applications are open now through Friday, December 2, 2022.

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