We are committed to fostering a community of social entrepreneurs, civic innovators, and change-makers. Our workshops and events focus on the personal and professional development of our community. Queen City Forward convenes entrepreneurs, nonprofits, business, government, philanthropy, and other institutions and creates opportunities for community conversation, connection, and collaboration. 

Forward Faster

Forward Faster is a monthly breakfast series that explores how human-centered design and design thinking can be used to solve social problems. Sessions are typically the second Friday of each month from 7:30am to 9:00am at University of North Carolina Center City. Forward Faster is $10 for members and $20 for non-members and guests. Registration is required. 

Forward Faster is a collaboration between Faster Glass, an innovation consulting practice, and Queen City Forward.


Dec. 8, 2017

The Big Payoff of Little Bets with Jeff Grant, Director of Innovation for InVue Security. Register

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QCF Talks

QCF Talks is a speaker series from Queen City Forward to engage and educate our community of social entrepreneurs on topics that help them start, grow, and scale social ventures. QCF Talks are free to QCF members and $10 for guests. Registration is required.


Nov 15, 2017

Legal Structures for Startups with Ben Hicks, Forrest Firm, and Jason Idilbi, Passport Parking. Register

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