Our Mission

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 link below that applies to you.

FORWARD INCUBATOR

Forward Incubator (FI) consists of 30 participants with the strongest entrepreneurial potential selected from the 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.

(previously known as “Core Incubator”)

GROWTH PROGRAM

The Growth Program (GP) is there to support the candidates who’ve successfully completed the Forward Incubator (FI) program with establishing, nurturing, and expanding their businesses. Marketing, sales, commercial strategy and securing investment are the main focus within the GP. Depending on their individual needs, these aspiring 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.

(previously known as “Aftercare”)

FORWARD ACCELERATOR

Forward Accelerator is where a select number of hand-picked startups with solid growth potential take it to the next level. Business owners consist of alumni as well as other newcomer entrepreneurs seeking to scale their businesses. Participants are provided access to Forward·Inc’s network of mentors and investors from various industries. The program’s premier 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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