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Democracy Earth

Democracy Earth: Liquid Democracy for the Internet Era

The Internet has changed almost every facet of our lives. The way we consume content, the way we get to work, the way we exchange money. But what if governments and organizations made decisions according to the opinion of the Internet? That’s the vision behind one

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6 Ways to Maximize the Fast Forward Accelerator

So you apply to an accelerator program, get accepted and fly out to San Francisco knowing you’ll be in startup bootcamp for 3 months without really knowing what to expect. Sound familiar?   Last week we had a great time meeting our 2016 cohort and

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2016 accelerator cohort

Meet Fast Forward’s 2016 Accelerator Cohort

The wait is finally over, and we are delighted to announce the nine organizations in our 2016 accelerator cohort. We received over 150 applications this year, meaning our application pool grew 3x since year 1. This represents a significant milestone for us in our mission

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Paying it Forward Through Prescription Medicine

Sometimes it is not our own struggles, but the obstacles overcome by others that inspire us towards social good. George Wang, a second generation immigrant and the co-founder of SIRUM, a marketplace for inexpensive prescription medicine, was born and raised in Ohio. Though his parents

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human rights

Tech is Unlocking Human Rights

This past week our Executive Director, Shannon, hopped over the pond to Norway for the annual Oslo Freedom Forum, a gathering of activists, entrepreneurs and global leaders for thought provoking discussions around advancing human rights. Here at Fast Forward, we’re always interested in how we

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