About Us

Forward·Inc is an Amsterdam-based, internationally operating organisation devoted to helping newcomers pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. We do this by empowering them to launch, grow, fund, and sustain their own businesses. We believe in the incredible talent of people with a refugee background, their value to society, and their potential to build bridges across communities.

Forward’s programs assist aspiring entrepreneurs with everything from concept development and becoming pitch-ready to implementing marketing strategies and scaling their businesses.

Programs

January - March

January - March

March

March

FI SELECTION
March - July

March - July

August

August

GP & DEP Selections
August - November

August - November

November

November

DEP Selections

DIGITAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

The Digital Entrepreneurship Program is a 10-week online course. Participants have access to a curriculum focused on developing their understanding of business fundamentals, digital skills, and culture (individual and entrepreneurial). The program includes 60 hours of pre-recorded video training, practical assignments and peer-to-peer learning opportunities. In addition, weekly progress meetings with their peers and Forward·Inc’s mentors will keep candidates engaged while making the content applicable to their individual business concept.

Register from anywhere in the world using the links below.

FORWARD INCUBATOR

The Forward Incubator (FI) program consists of 30 participants with the strongest entrepreneurial potential selected from the Digital Entrepreneurship Program (DEP). This intensive 4-month program is designed to successfully launch their business. Each candidate is supported by an experienced local entrepreneur (as coach), 2 university student consultants, and a facilitator from the Forward·Inc team. All FI candidates have access to expertise from our (corporate) partner while attending regular workshops and the opportunity to pitch their plans to investors and industry experts.

GROWTH PROGRAM

The Growth Program (GP) is composed of either Forward Incubator (FI) program graduates or external applicants seeking to expand their existing business. Marketing, sales, commercial strategy and securing investment are the main focus. Depending on their individual needs, these newcomer entrepreneurs are provided access to Forward·Inc’s network and resources – with the end goal being that their businesses generate sustainable income once the program concludes.

FORWARD ACCELERATOR

The Forward Accelerator (FA) program is where a select number of hand-picked startups with solid growth potential take it to the next level. Candidates can either be Growth Program (GP) graduates or external applicants seeking to scale their startups. Participants are provided access to Forward·Inc’s network of mentors and investors from various industries. The program’s premiere focus is business development, branding, sales, marketing and helping build the team that will help the founders achieve success through expansion.

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