$5000 for the winner; $2000 for five finalists
Guidelines link: Click here for guidelines
Disciplines: Not Discipline Specific
Location: Local (Cleveland Area)
Cleveland Leadership Center
Accelerate is a pitch competition 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.