Queen City Forward is a community of entrepreneurs, innovators, and change-makers. Through membership, we offer professional development, mentorship and coaching, community support, startup resources, and access to UNION, our social impact network. 


Membership costs



3-month trial membership: $45

6-month trial membership: $75 (one month free)

1-year membership: $100 (best deal!)



Up to 5 people: $375

Up to 10 people: $700

Up to 25 people: $1500


*additional organization membership options are available for schools, nonprofits, government, and larger organizations


Membership benefits

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Digital Community

Queen City Forward is part of the UNION network and uses the UNION platform to connect our members to mentors, advisers, consultants, and most importantly, each other.

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QCF Talks

QCF Talks is a speaker series of local experts designed  to engage and educate members on topics that help them start, grow, and scale social ventures.

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Startup Library

Queen City Forward's Little Free Library is stocked with recommend reading for social entrepreneurs. Popular titles include Lean Startup, Switch, Originals, Smart People Should Build Things, and many more.


Been There, Done That

Queen City Forward hosts members-only "Ask Me Anything" conversations with social entrepreneurs so our community can learn from someone who has Been There, Done That.

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Resource Directory

Launching a startup is a team effort that involves lawyers, designers, accountants, and many others. Queen City Forward offers a resource directory of service providers that believe in our core values and want to work with social entrepreneurs. Spring 2018


Early Access and Discounts

Queen City Forward members have early access to ticket sales for our annual events and receive discounts on Queen City Forward events. Members also receive discounts from our partners and sponsors.

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