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BlackRock & Google.org are growing the tech nonprofit ecosystem

Yesterday formal programing for the summer accelerator launched. Our cohort of nine startups —focused on a range of issues, from using technology to get food to the hungry to expanding financial access to prioritizing clean energy to power smart devices—gathered at BlackRock in San Francisco.

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2015 Fast Forward Cohort

Announcing Fast Forward’s 2015 cohort

We are thrilled to announce the groups that will be joining us for this summer’s accelerator. We had incredible success last year and decided to nearly double this year’s class. We had to get extra selective due to the high volume of applications. And while we

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Who will be the Uber of soup kitchens?

Ten years ago the startup landscape was very different. There were no accelerators, investor platforms, or founder communities. Since 2005, ecosystem players like Y Combinator and AngelList have changed how startups start. Today, the tech nonprofit landscape looks a lot like it did for startups

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philanthropy drive tech for good

How Philanthropy is Poised to Drive Tech for Good

Ten years ago the startup landscape was very different. There were no accelerators, investor platforms, or founder communities. Since 2005, ecosystem players like Y Combinator and AngelList have changed how startups start. Today, the tech nonprofit landscape looks a lot like it did for startups

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Applications are Open for Summer 2015

We are now accepting applications for our Summer 2015 Accelerator. Over 13 weeks, fellows received a $25,000 grant, mentorship from 75+ tech and philanthropic leaders, and 100 hours of pro bono support and training. The program culminates in a Demo Day during which the nonprofits

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