E3 Sacramento 2023

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Forward Cities is partnering with The Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The City of Sacramento, and SMUD for an interactive Town Hall-style event designed to empower and amplify the voices of local entrepreneurs on September 27th  to have the conversations that matter!

Learn More about E3 Sacramento 2023

Inspiring Entrepreneurs

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Congrats to our September E3 Durham Entrepreneur of the Month! Learn more about Manasa Chitluri, founder of New Perspective Wellness. “As your co-collaborator in therapy, I accept you as you are and strive to provide you with unconditional positive regard in a safe, non-judgmental, empathetic space.”

Learn More about Inspiring Entrepreneurs

Building on the Momentum

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Forward Cities has received a grant by the Truist Foundation to support the continuation and evolution of the Black Wall Street Forward program, a narrative change initiative to catalyze Black-centric entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Read the Press Release about Building on the Momentum

Enroll in the E3 Durham program!

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The E3 Durham Community Navigator Project is designed to assist you on your entrepreneurial journey.

Enroll to be connected to a network of support organizations that have comprehensive support services to meet the needs of current and future business owners.

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Impact Stories

Storytelling is in our DNA. We celebrate the champions and change-makers dedicated to growing and sustaining more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems in their communities and beyond.

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Get in touch!

At Forward Cities, we value collaboration above all and are always interested in finding new partners, exploring new ideas, and forging new ground. Please share how you might like to engage with us as we collectively pursue equity for every entrepreneur.

Let’s connect!

Community Impact

Strengthening a local equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem requires intention, stakeholder alignment, local leadership, timely data, trust-building, authentic community engagement, and an actionable plan that can be invested in and sustained over time. We work with cities to help implement their plans, track their data, amplify emerging stories, and identify public and private resources to sustain this work over time.

read the 2022 annual report

Support the vision

Our work is generously supported by local and national foundations as well as corporations and individuals who share our commitment to fostering more equitable entrepreneurial communities across the country. If you are interested in supporting us directly please click here.  If you’d like to talk further about how you or your organization can best support Forward Cities’ mission please contact us.  Thank you!