Queen City Forward is a nonprofit organization for 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. We see possibilities where others only see problems. 

Our goal is to develop, support, and accelerate a social venture from promising idea to measurable and sustainable impact. We provide resources, consulting, business education, networking opportunities, and mentors and coaches to social entrepreneurs, civic innovators and change-makers. Queen City Forward programs are organized to follow the life cycle of a startup from idea to impact.