The Accelerator for Tech Nonprofits

Need to learn how to fundraise? We’ll teach you. Want to learn about open sourcing? Building a board? We can help with that too.

We bridge the tech and nonprofit worlds, providing training and resources applicable to the challenges only a tech nonprofit entrepreneur knows. Through Fast Forward’s early-stage startup Accelerator, you’ll receive funding, mentorship, and connections to people who can help you scale. 

We are currently accepting applications for our 2022 early-stage startup Accelerator, which will run from roughly March 2022 through June 2022. Check out our FAQ for more information about the program and application process. The application closes on December 1. We can’t wait to hear from you!



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How It Works

nonprofit startup

Get Funded

We provide a $25,000 philanthropic grant to support early growth

Get Schooled

Learn from leaders of the tech & social sector
nonprofit startup

Get Connected

Meet like-minded entrepreneurs and 400+ investors at our Demo Days

Our Alumni Impact

  • 88M

    lives impacted

  • $275M+

    in follow-on-funding

  • 88%

    of teams have a
    diverse co-founder


Founder Jess Ladd built the sexual assault reporting platform she wished other survivors like herself had access to. Two years after going through the Fast Forward Accelerator, Callisto scaled its reach by 280x and is serving students at 13 universities.

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"It's simple. Before the Accelerator, we didn't have a platform, a robust board of directors or the capital to have 15 full-time employees. A year after the Accelerator, we do."

Sixto Cancel, Founder & CEO of Think of Us