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
allstexas.com

Bright Product Development
brightpd.com

Crushing Tigers
CrushingTigers.com

ElderPeace Partners
ElderPeace.com

Elevated Evolution LLC
elevatedevolution.com

Emojis Grilled Cheese Bar
EmojisGrilledCheese.com

Fandindo Textiles LLC
fandindo.com

Garbo’s
garboslobsteratx.com

Got Dirty Blinds? LLC
gotdirtyblinds.net

Lua Brazil, LLC
luabrazil.com

Maximus Box
maximusbox.com

Melissa Borrell Design
melissaborrell.com

Skybridge Academy
skybridgeatx.com

Spirit Pieces
spiritpieces.com

Stitch Texas
stitchtexas.com

Sweet Ritual
sweetritual.com

Tamale Addiction
tamaleaddiction.com

Toybrary Austin
toybraryaustin.com

Your Smart Closet
yoursmartcloset.com

See the full roster of FASTForward companies.

FASTForward 2017 company logos