Queen City Forward is a community of social entrepreneurs, civic innovators, and change-makers. Together, we tackle our community’s greatest social challenges – like inequity, poverty, injustice, systemic racism – with the innovation, creativity, curiosity, and optimism that defines entrepreneurs.


Join us for the 2018 Innovation Challenge: Housing on March 23, 2018. Learn more here.

Together we can move the Queen City forward.

“There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.”
— Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote



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A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
— President Barack Obama

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