creating inclusive
entrepreneurial ecosystems within and between cities

Forward Cities is a national capacity-building and learning network working within and between cities and micropolitans to create more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem development.

2019 National ConFerence

Advancing Inclusive Entrepreneurship 


The Forward Cities Annual Conference is an immersive three-day convening of the nation’s most dedicated funders, entrepreneurs, and community leaders working to build inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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Deepen your commitment to place-based inclusive entrepreneurship by becoming part of the Forward Cities member network and checking out our Community entrepreneurship Accelerator.

Stories & Insights

Emerging stories and provocative thought pieces from the field.

#FCTalks with Forward Cities CEO Christpher Gergen

For our inaugural #FCTalks, Marketing Coordinator Justin Laidlaw sits down for a conversation with CEO Christopher Gergen. The two discuss why inclusive and equitable entrepreneurship is paramount to the success of an economic ecosystem and the reasons how cities can...

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Article Roundup: December 5

Article Roundup: December 5

Our team is always looking for ways to highlight the great work happening around the country. Every day, our communities face new challenges that are met head-on by leaders and entrepreneurs aiming to make a difference. Their work inspires ours! Here is a selection of...

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