startup lessons

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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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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Bo Lu

Pushing for the Impossible with Bo Lu

We often talk about how difficult it is to be a tech nonprofit founder, and for-profit startup founders face many of the same challenges. The entrepreneurial path is never easy. For the past two years our partner BlackRock has graciously brought in Bo Lu, Founder

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