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For high-growth companies with a proven scalable business model.

fastforward

1. A program for high-growth companies that helps ease the growing pains of scaling and taking on new leadership challenges.

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Components

and Benefits of fastforward

As a startup company begins to deliver goods and services it faces a different set of challenge from what it faced pre-launch. The FastForward program helps the founder down that path to success by providing the executive with the coaching and advising necessary to grow the company. New executives often need help in seeking growth funding, hiring, increasing sales, implementing processes, and so many more challenges. 

FastForward coaches are entrepreneurs who have launched and grown companies and who share their personal experiences and knowledge with the client.

+ One-on-one meetings as needed not to exceed 40 hours per quarter.

 

+ Introductions to potential mentors, advisors, and collaborators.

+ Introductions to potential early adopters in the private sector.

+ Collaborations with R&D and marketing partners.

+ Business funding methods (SBIR Grants, SBDC, Cowtown Angels, ATAN).

+ Skills training to engage potential stakeholders (i.e. pitch coaching for investors, early adopters, etc.)

+ Weekly Office Hours with professional services partners (attorneys, CPAs, etc.)

+ Free use of TechFW facilities (conference rooms, open workspace, etc.) as available.

+ Client can lease offices from TechFW.

 

+ Utilizes the tools and principles adopted from the GrowthWheel, Business Model Canvas and Lean Startup.

+ Program length is ongoing.

+ TechFW clients qualify for $10,000 credit with TMAC to work on their technologies.

+ AWS Activate Portfolio benefits:

  • Cloud credits: Experiment, build, and grow with up to $5,000 in free AWS Cloud credits for 2 years. 

  • Business support: Receive 1 year of AWS Business Support (up to $1,500 ) for 24/7 access to technical support and architectural guidance from AWS Cloud support engineers as you build and test. 

  • Technical training: Get hands-on practice with 80 free credits for self-paced labs. The labs provide real cloud environments to help you learn and build AWS Cloud skills. 

  • Exclusive content & offers: Take advantage of discounts, free products, recommended content, and a library of AWS services and tools through a personalized AWS Activate console. 

+ Hubspot for Startups Partner Program: Up to 90% scholarship based on eligibility requirements

+ Access to Hatch Cloud Credits: DigitalOcean's global startup program to help startups grow and build in the cloud.

Admission Criteria

1

Founder must own, have licensed, or be working on  some technology or process with a (high) barrier to entry.

2

Founder and TechFW must mutually agree that there is an alignment between the company’s needs and TechFW capabilities.

3

The company has a legal entity, is in profitability stage and in the path of scaling or expand international. If the company is in life-science industry, it should be in human trial.

4

Sign the client engagement agreement which includes a mutual non-disclosure agreement.

5

Founder must pay program fee of $1,500 per quarter ($6,000 per year).

"Since moving into the TechFW FastForward program, Ampcare has exhibited continuous positive growth for 11 quarters. Our success has been enhanced by the constant access to TechFW mentors, advisors and professionals who have the experience to energize our growth.The goal of the FastForward program is to have a foundation in place, scale up and grow.  It's important because the tendency for startups is to focus only on the growth; other facets of the business can be neglected.The FastForward program keeps us focused and makes sure all of your company's needs are paramount so you can maintain a sustained level of growth." 

RICK MCADOO

Co-Founder of Ampcare

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Is your startup ready to press FastForward?

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