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7 Startup Lessons Learned from Quill’s Founder

Behind every startup success story is a huge heap of failures. (Yep, it’s true.) Few know that better than Fast Forward alumni Peter Gault, founder of Quill, the free, online writing tool for students. When Peter started the Fast Forward Accelerator, Quill had served 10,000 students.

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What’s Good in Tech, Issue 8

As 2018 winds to a close, the positive tech news is showing no signs of a slowdown. Your December reading covers AI’s impact on wildlife, a call to modernize philanthropy, and the app that will save you from a bad landlord. Pairs well with a

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What’s Good in Tech, Issue 7

The candy’s been devoured, the costumes worn out, and (we hope!) the voting prep has begun. As we swing from October to November, the Halloween sugar rush isn’t the only thing getting us excited. Get ready to dive into the latest tech nonprofit scoop, it’s

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resources for nonprofits

Highlights from Demo Day 2018

Demo Day 2018 was, by all accounts, a big success! We had a packed house in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley, riveting storytelling, and massive support for ten world-changing tech nonprofits. The Demo Days, hosted at Box in Silicon Valley and Google Community Space

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nonprofit fundraising

Navigating Nonprofit Fundraising – Advice from Experts

Can you guess what tech nonprofit entrepreneurs ask us about the MOST every single year? That’s right, nonprofit fundraising. Despite the fact that all startups – for-profit, nonprofit, and unintentionally nonprofit – must fundraise (sometimes forever) there’s still something about raising philanthropic dollars that sounds

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good in tech

What’s Good in Tech, Issue 6

Accelerator season may be over here at Fast Forward, but that doesn’t mean the tech for good news is slowing down! This month in What’s Good in Tech we’re serving up: Google.org grants for global expansion, the way teens *really* want to learn sex ed,

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