FASTForward is a 10-week training program for Austin-based small businesses designed to accelerate business growth and maximize profit.
FASTForward was developed by the IC² Institute at The University of Texas at Austin and is supported by the City of Austin.
We understand your challenges! The FASTForward Program brings entrepreneurs proven strategies for accelerating business growth, access to new sales channels, mentor resources, and an exciting peer-to-peer community.
FASTForward invites volunteer mentors from the Austin business community to help Austin entrepreneurs take their small businesses to the next level. Find out how you can help.
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“You’ll gain not only knowledge of your business’ and customers’ needs, but also a strong feeling of empowerment and enthusiasm. The FASTForward teachers and mentors are exceptional resources for business development, and I can’t speak highly enough of their commitment and support for your success.”Lian Amber
How FASTForward helps Austin entrepreneurs
Emojis Grilled Cheese Bar and Garbo’s ATX were featured on KVUE series exploring the Austin food scene.read more
Liza Wilson of Toybrary Austin won in the Startup category of the Celia Bell Entrepreneur Awards.read more
Second group of Austin small businesses to receive entrepreneurship trainingread more