FastFWD, formerly the Philadelphia Social Enterprise Partnership, was conceived as a way to bridge entrepreneurship with urban problems of the day. The effort was initially funded by a $1 million grant from the Bloomberg Philanthropies to the City of Philadelphia, GoodCompany Group and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative.
Its second cohort was announced in September 2014.
Technical.ly Coverage (30 posts)
- Oct. 22, 2014 / Philly Real Food Works CTO David Friedman leaves for another startup [Startup Roundup]
- Oct. 16, 2014 / Philly Philadelphia and the art of the public-private partnership
- Oct. 6, 2014 / Philly Win ‘dates’ with designers at Philly Give & Get [Events Roundup]
- Oct. 1, 2014 / Philly Wash Cycle Laundry expands to Austin [Startup Roundup]
- Oct. 1, 2014 / Philly FastFWD, Philly’s public safety accelerator, rethinks itself
- Sep. 24, 2014 / Philly DuckDuckGo gets banned in China [Startup Roundup]
- Sep. 22, 2014 / Brooklyn Sayfty secures spot in Philadelphia social enterprise accelerator FastFWD
- Sep. 18, 2014 / Philly Meet 9 companies in the 2nd FastFWD social enterprise accelerator class
- Sep. 12, 2014 / Philly This FastFWD company creates videos to prep inmates for re-entry
- Aug. 21, 2014 / Philly How FastFWD company Algorhythm is fighting recidivism with software
- Jun. 9, 2014 / Philly Philly Prisons taps FastFWD startup fighting recidivism with tablets
- Jun. 4, 2014 / Philly These 3 FastFWD companies will run pilots with the City of Philadelphia
- Jun. 3, 2014 / Philly D8A: Can a FastFWD company turn cops into data scientists?
- Jun. 2, 2014 / Philly FastFWD’s Legal Science Partners wants to be ‘iTunes of legal research’
- May. 20, 2014 / Philly Village Defense: FastFWD company is a tech-driven town watch
- May. 20, 2014 / Philly FastFWD: accelerator is looking for public safety-focused companies
- May. 19, 2014 / Philly SHIFT_DESIGN: FastFWD company makes pop-up buildings for vacant lots
- Apr. 30, 2014 / Philly Safecity: FastFWD company empowers women to map street harassment
- Apr. 25, 2014 / Philly Impact Hub took over 3rd Ward’s former building: here’s what next
- Mar. 24, 2014 / Philly Mayor’s Innovation Fund: new $100K fund will back innovative projects
- Feb. 21, 2014 / Philly Meet the 10 companies in first FastFWD social enterprise accelerator class
- Nov. 1, 2013 / Philly FastFWD: will partnership grow or slow social enterprise’s impact here?
- Oct. 30, 2013 / Philly City’s social good accelerator to use former 3rd Ward building as HQ
- Oct. 21, 2013 / Philly FastFWD: city’s 12-week social enterprise accelerator will focus on public safety
- Jun. 10, 2013 / Philly GoodCompany Group’s summer 2013 social enterprise accelerator class
- Apr. 25, 2013 / Philly These four organizations are leading social entrepreneurship in Philly
- Apr. 8, 2013 / Philly Apply for GoodCompany Group’s social entrepreneurship accelerator by April 15
- Mar. 14, 2013 / Philly Why it matters GoodCompany Group got $500k from Investors Circle
- Mar. 13, 2013 / Philly Social Enterprise Partnership wins $1M in Bloomberg Mayors Challenge
- Nov. 5, 2012 / Philly Philadelphia Social Enterprise Partnership: Bloomberg Philanthropies names city incubator a finalist in $5M Mayors Challenge