Forward, the brussels impact accelerator
Forward, the brussels impact accelerator
Forward is the accelerator program for businesses with social or environmental impact.
The selected participants have access to 6 days of thematic bootcamps (business, Impact, funding), a pitch event, individual coaching, networking events, trainings and support for fundraising.
With forward you receive six months’ support to guide your company through it’s growth phase, increase your impact and potentially raise funds.
Forward also means integrating the ecosystem of Réseau Entreprendre Brussels, LITA, Solifin and Wikipeneurs who designed this program and involve their entire network to make it a success.
Your company address a social and/or environmental issue?
Your company have a legal entity based in Brussels?
Your company passed the R&D, ideation or incubation phase?
Your company has validated its market potential, has its first customers and has turnover?
Your company wants to consolidate its business model and / or raise funds?
A significant social or environmental impact
An innovative solution
An ambition to grow
A clear and market-validated model
A need for support and a commitment from business leaders
The program consists of 6 months including
6 days of bootcamps + personalized support
according to your needs.
Participation fees : 500€
February - Septembre 2023
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Forward is an accelerator program for impact businesses. It offers six months’ support to guide entrepreneurs through they growth phase, increase their impact and if needed raise funds.
Forward is designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Because new purpose-driven businesses face many challenges to reach break-even and raise funds after the launch of their companies, Forward was set up to boost the grow of these companies from the impact ecosystem in Brussels.
It’s also a unique partnership between four entities: Réseau Entreprendre Brussels, LITA, Solifin, and Wikipreneurs who are driving the project.
Together they have compiled a tailor-made programme for impact entrepreneurs in their growth phase and are fully committed to supporting them. The selected participants will have access to three bootcamps, a pitch event, individual coaching, networking events, trainings and support for fundraising. The programme will explore topics such as business strategy, impact measurement, and financing tactics in very interactive sessions and with the support of a toolbox.