2014 Archives - Fast Forward

SIRUM: Redistributing Unused Medicine State by State

This is the fifth post in a series highlighting the alumni of the 2014 Fast Forward accelerator. Pharmacies, hospitals, manufacturers, and wholesalers throw away $5 billion dollars of unused medicine every year. From this frustrating fact, SIRUM was born. With experiences in health care, from

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2014 Cohort Success

Fast Forward’s Inaugural Cohort: Success!

When we launched, people waved off the idea of a nonprofit accelerator, saying that without the economic incentives an accelerator would never work.  But here we are having graduated our first cohort, we have proven that impact is a powerful incentive.   Over the summer, we

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Demo Day Video Highlights

Video Highlights from Demo Day 2014                                                                             

Over 200 people from the tech community gathered at Google in San Francisco to hear presentations from the first 5 nonprofits to participate in Fast Forward’s accelerator program. Over $250,000 was raised that night in support of these innovative organizations! Check out the highlights:

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2014 cohort logos

Accelerator for Tech Nonprofits Fast Forward Announces Inaugural Class

Fast Forward is excited to announce the organizations participating in this summer’s accelerator program. The groups in this inaugural class leverage technology (open source software, always connected devices, inexpensive variable cost web infrastructure, APIs for most anything) to address health, education, and poverty issues in

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