FASTForward has welcomed a new group of 19 local Austin companies into the second year of its small-business entrepreneurship training program.

Participating business owners will spend 10 weeks working to grow their businesses with the help of experts from the IC² Institute and an enthusiastic group of mentors from The University of Texas at Austin and the Austin community.

FASFTForward 2017 class with mentors in IC² IDEA Room

The 2017 companies are:

Austin Language Learning School

Bright Product Development

Crushing Tigers

ElderPeace Partners

Elevated Evolution LLC

Emojis Grilled Cheese Bar

Fandindo Textiles LLC


Got Dirty Blinds? LLC

Lua Brazil, LLC

Maximus Box

Melissa Borrell Design

Skybridge Academy

Spirit Pieces

Stitch Texas

Sweet Ritual

Tamale Addiction

Toybrary Austin

Your Smart Closet

See the full roster of FASTForward companies.

FASTForward 2017 company logos