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Fast Forward Launches 2024 Startup Accelerator Cohort

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Fast Forward, a San Francisco, CA-based nonprofit, launched its 11th annual Startup Accelerator.

The 2024 Startup Accelerator cohort is supported by Google.org, BlackRock, the HPE Foundation, Bloomberg, Salesforce, Okta, Twilio.org, ServiceNow, Dell Technologies, Endless Network, Fidelity Charitable Catalyst Fund, Arrow Impact, Slavet Family Foundation, Pinterest, CTIA Wireless Foundation, and NewRelic.org.

The cohort includes the following 12 tech nonprofits:

  • Adalat AI: AI-based transcriber reducing backlogs in Indian courts to ensure fair and speedy trials.
  • ColorStack: Online community engagement platform helping Black and Latinx comp sci students complete their degree and land tech jobs.
  • Farmers for Forests: Imaging tech revealing opportunities to facilitate and fund reforestation with Indian farmers.
  • Free Our Vote: Data solutions helping formerly incarcerated U.S. citizens overcome barriers to voting.
  • ineedana.com: Search engine of accurate abortion information connecting users to healthcare.
  • Investigative Journalism Foundation: Database and newsroom daylighting public interest data for Canadians.
  • Lenny Learning: AI-powered platform enabling educators to deliver customized health education that improves student well-being.
  • O-Lab: Virtual training experience teaching 21st century skills to vulnerable youth.
  • Our Roots: Online coaching promoting perinatal mental health in low-income communities of color.
  • Playlab AI: Interactive platform for educators to create, remix, and share AI edtech tools.
  • ¡Reclamo!: Legal tool empowering undocumented and immigrant workers to reclaim stolen wages.
  • Uprooted Academy: Virtual community center for students of color navigating the high school-to-career pipeline.

The accelerator equips tech nonprofit startups with seed funding, mentorship, and community. Its portfolio includes nearly 90 tech nonprofits across every issue area, which have impacted 186M lives and raised $753M in follow-on funding.