"Learn the secrets that only serial entrepreneurs know !"

As the Hustler on a Startup team, you own the customers, brand, marketing, investors, team execution, and revenue. It is an enormous task and the playing field is littered with land mines . The likelihood of you making it through alone is nearly zero - but that’s why the rewards are so large.

As the Hacker on a Startup team, you own the requirements, product management, development, and scaling of the product. The startup landscape is littered with failed companies that did not get this right. Our Startup CTO Program supports you in these decisions and helps you build out that critical world-class team.

Startups are everywhere and the opportunities for investment are endless. But, how do you make the right investment in the right market, the right product, and the right team. Forward Accelerator uses advanced metrics and a proven execution model to implement a “moneyball” approach to startup investing that drastically changes your odds of investment success.

We believe Founders are Heroes and that entrepreneurs that win should support the new Founders that are just learning. We engage with these amazing Founders and bring them back into the community as Founder Coaches, Mentors, and Angels. This “Pay It Forward” approach is our secret to success.

We Love Founders!

“Ideas are easy, execution is hard!”
We believe Founders are Heroes. They are taking courageous risks to follow their passions and build products and services that matter to our everyday lives. Increasing startup success is our “Why” and dedication to this improvement is the reason we cannot wait to get to work each morning.
"I went to a top tier business school, and 90% of what I’ve learned about starting a company came from FastTrack and working with the Forward Accelerator team. The things we accomplished while going through the program set us apart from other companies when we went to raise money, and allowed us to obtain a complete understanding of successful entrepreneurship from the start."
CASEY BANKORD | Co-Founder of Slimbooks
"FASTtrack turbo charged my social enterprise, accelerating it from concept to compelling early stage startup. Forward Accelerator has a unique and relentless focus on advocating for its’ founders – from legal structure, to capitalization and fund raising. In my experience, this is very rare and exceptionally valuable."
CHAD MULDER | Founder and CEO of Ruly
“Being new to the tech startup industry, Forward Accelerator helped shine a light on the goals and direction we needed to make our company successful. The Fast Track program provided my co-founder and I with the structure, focus and framework of mentors to make real progress building our product."
VALERIE ROMERO | Co-Founder and COO of Elevate by Salon

Founders' Secrets White paper

Download the “Top Ten Founders’ Secrets” whitepaper and learn the lessons only serial entrepreneurs know. Find out the reasons why a serial entrepreneur is 55% more likely to succeed than a first time Founder.

Path Forward

  • The Discovery stage is about clearly defining the product, proving that you’re solving a meaningful problem, constructing a brand, identifying the value proposition, and establishing a solid foundation as a company.

  • The Validation stage is about building an MVP, validating the product with real customers, organizing a product roadmap, identifying a business model, winning early customers, and building a core team of investors, advisors, partners, and team members. This stage is meant to take your idea and turn it into a product for which an increasing number of real customers are paying.

  • The Efficiency stage is about optimizing your conversion funnel, securing key customers, finding a repeatable business model, and maximizing your use of cash. This stage is meant to refine your business model to ensure consistency and repeatability.

  • The Scale stage is about multiplying your efforts through massive customer acquisition, excellent customer service and support, a stellar management team, a robust personal and corporate brand, and financial sustainability. This stage is meant to leverage strength in IP, brand, and customer loyalty to create massive value in the market and begin to capture it successfully.