Stellar Developing World Money

Stellar: Creating public infrastructure for money

This is the third post in a weekly series covering each of Fast Forward’s nine tech nonprofits. We take it for granted: credit cards, online bill payment, savings accounts, mortgages, or sending a check to a friend. Two billion unbanked people, however, have nowhere to

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Jessica Ladd

Project Callisto: By Survivors, For Survivors

This is the second post in a weekly series covering each of Fast Forward’s nine tech nonprofits. Jessica Ladd, Kate Lazarov, and Kelsey Gilmore-Innis join Fast Forward from Project Callisto, a college sexual assault reporting system and part of Sexual Health Innovations. Callisto empowers sexual

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Pia Infante knowing yourself

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom

Pia Infante, Co-Executive Director and Trustee of The Whitman Institute, explained how to navigate interpersonal dynamics in the workplace. Self-awareness is key: leaders and employees must consider how they are perceived and how they impact others, and recognize that few people have an accurate sense

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Chase Adam Watsi

Chase Adam: One leader in the tech nonprofit ecosystem

Chase Adam, founder of Watsi (a tech nonprofit that has crowdsourced healthcare funding for over 4,500 patients in 20 countries) stopped by the Fast Forward accelerator yesterday. Chase gave candid, off-the-record advice from one tech nonprofit to another, and we love that Chase is helping grow the community of

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Patient Impact

Patient impact: tech philanthropy is a marathon not a sprint

Impact investors often talk about a new type of investment: patient capital (a term perhaps coined by Thomas Friedman and widely used by Acumen Fund). As opposed to traditional venture capital, patient capital has longer time horizons before investors start demanding a return. For-profit social

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sf homeless Career advice students can trust

This is the first post in a weekly series covering each of Fast Forward’s nine tech nonprofits. LinkedIn gives us connections, resources, community and advice. All are at our fingertips. Those are essential parts of the career development process for anyone entering the workforce. But

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Last night, after dinner, Fast Forward had the pleasure to welcome Oliver Hurst-Hiller, Chief Technology Offier of is an exemplar tech nonprofit that many startups hope to become. With $330M in donations from 1.7M people, an astounding 60% of American schools have hosted projects

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