Overview of the Initiative

Fast Forward 3.0 puts the focus on matching resources to needs for firms who are ready to leverage those resources towards capital objectives.

Fast Forward 3.0 works to expand access to technical support needed to advance a fast growth firm, organize a regional business mentoring program specifically targeting fast growth firms, and provide for a scalable, organizational model in the New North region to match regional and community resources with fast-growth start-ups and companies who can maximize them.

This collaborative initiative is targeting:
  • Fast growth companies in the New North region
  • Successful firms whose seasoned founders and principals have invested in the New North region,
  • Companies that will,
    • create high-paying jobs,
    • generate innovative products, services and access new markets
    • are positioned to attract capital and talent to the New North region

 

Initiative objectives
  • To expand access to technical support needed to advance a fast growth firm.
  • Organize a regional business mentoring program PDF specifically targeting fast growth firms.
  • Provides for a scalable, organizational model in the New North region to match regional and community resources with fast-growth start-ups and companies who can maximize them.
  • Puts the focus on matching resources to needs for firms who are ready to leverage those resources towards capital objectives.
Metrics
  • Increase the number of fast-growth companies operating in the New North region
  • Grow the region's investment base
  • Generation of new high-paying jobs
  • Development of a new generation of entrepreneurs, management talent and investors
  • Maximize the utilization of the network of existing service providers to Entrepreneurs

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