Over the course of 10-12 weeks, Queen City Forward accelerates the development of an idea, startup or program using lean startup principles, design thinking, and traditional business strategy.

Night Shift

Ever feel like you need a mobile/web app development boot camp? In Night Shift, a team of engineers and developers will take a nonprofit from problem to prototype and learn how to build tech for good. 

Structured Mentoring

QCF offers a 10-week structured program designed to accelerate a social startup. Each social entrepreneur or team will be matched with a coach and a mentor. They meet for an hour once a week for 10 weeks and take a social startup to the next level by offering a needs assessment, critical and intense feedback, connections to resources, and startup advice.

Nonprofit Consulting

In 8-12 week engagements, non-profits and civic organizations can participate in a customized acceleration program designed to develop and accelerate a new idea or program within their organization. Queen City Forward can support a nonprofit with idea refinement, resource procurement, stakeholder communication, business model development, prototyping, and user testing. The outcome is a well-designed and innovative program or product that furthers the work and mission of a nonprofit or civic organization.