Entrepreneurial Secrets

The Hustle is Real: Tips from Entrepreneurs Changing the World

Some anonymous genius said it best, “The dream is free. The hustle is sold separately.” That couldn’t be more true of the Fast Forward alumni entrepreneurs who share their deepest entrepreneurial secrets in the latest video collaboration between Fast Forward and Comcast NBCUniversal. Without hustle

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Building your Best Nonprofit Boards with Anne Marie Burgoyne

Nonprofit Board Building with Anne Marie Burgoyne

Anne Marie Burgoyne has served on nearly 30 boards throughout her impressive career as a leader in social entrepreneurship. Anne Marie is currently the Managing Director of the Social Innovation Initiative at the Emerson Collective. As an expert in the sector, we’re so grateful that

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good in tech

What’s Good in Tech, Issue 1

We’re trying something new this month! Despite the typical headlines in your newsfeed, there’s actually a lot of good in tech thanks to tech nonprofits. So much news, in fact, we’re running out of room to share it all in our monthly newsletter. We know you care

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website redesign

New Year, New Fast Forward Website

Drumroll, please! We’re ecstatic to unveil our new look, which brings our entrepreneurs front and center, and better embodies the work we do at Fast Forward. The website redesign is much more than a cosmetic revamp for us, it’s a significant growth milestone and the

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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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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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sf homeless

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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