Google-Backed Nonprofit Startups Tackle World’s Toughest Problems


Don’t say the tech world never did anything for the greater good.

Amid the general Bay Area furor over tech shuttles and rapid gentrification, there are plenty in the industry who are paying it forward. Many of them were at Google’s San Francisco offices Wednesday night to support the first cohort of five nonprofit startups from the accelerator program Fast Forward.

The accelerator’s aim is to provide support and mentorship for emerging companies that improve the world in some way. “We do for tech nonprofits what accelerators like YCombinator and TechStars do for startups, but addressing issues like poverty, health, and education,” said Fast Forward founder and President Kevin Barenblat. Read more…

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via Mashable

Kate Sommers-Dawes


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