18 Jun

Nearly 150 bold ideas pitched to Transform Cincinnati

Transform Cincinnati’s call for bold new ideas generated nearly 150 proposals from a wide array or organizations and individuals in the Greater Cincinnati area. Dick Rosenthal, founder of Transform Cincinnati, responded to the news: “In a word, I am stunned.  by We were told that we would have 40 to 50 applications very likely. That we got so many says to me that this idea has been waiting to surface.”

Applications, which were due by midnight on June 15, considered the following criteria:

  • Are uniquely suited to Greater Cincinnati
  • Accelerate the pulse and vibrancy of the community as Cincinnati strives to rank among the top 10 cities where people want to live, work, play and stay
  • Demonstrate lasting impact
  • Continue to be new, fresh and scalable after the initial launch
  • Have proof of success either in Cincinnati or elsewhere demonstrating that the project will accomplish bold change
  • Offer clear measures of success that can be tracked and celebrated
  • Include evidence of financial stability and organizational leadership to effect long-term change

Read more in Amber Hunt’s article, Nearly 150 bold ideas pitched to Transform Cincinnati, for the Cincinnati Enquirer.