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Local governments in the United States spend $152 billion on public safety each year, but there’s still much to be done to solve lasting safety challenges in urban areas. FastFWD's founders have partnered to try something new: to source, cultivate and deploy market-based solutions to pressing public sector challenges.

The first cycle of the FastFWD project brought to light the enormous opportunity for – and entrepreneurial response to – innovation around public safety. As such, we are excited to continue to expand our view of public safety to include broader stability of communities in FastFWD’s second cycle. For cycle two, we welcome applicants who look not only at reactive approaches to improving public safety, but also those who are innovating to be proactive in overall community stability. Additional focus areas highlighted by our research include substance abuse, housing stability, and youth and gang violence; however, as in the last cycle, we welcome entrepreneurial solution...
Local governments in the United States spend $152 billion on public safety each year, but there’s still much to be done to solve lasting safety challenges in urban areas. FastFWD's founders have partnered to try something new: to source, cultivate and deploy market-based solutions to pressing public sector challenges.

The first cycle of the FastFWD project brought to light the enormous opportunity for – and entrepreneurial response to – innovation around public safety. As such, we are excited to continue to expand our view of public safety to include broader stability of communities in FastFWD’s second cycle. For cycle two, we welcome applicants who look not only at reactive approaches to improving public safety, but also those who are innovating to be proactive in overall community stability. Additional focus areas highlighted by our research include substance abuse, housing stability, and youth and gang violence; however, as in the last cycle, we welcome entrepreneurial solutions to addressing any need within public safety. And, again as in the first cycle of FastFWD, we are looking for solutions that are viable not only in Philadelphia, but in cities worldwide. Please see the individual issue pages on our website for additional information on each of the new focus areas.

Successful applicants will receive a $10,000 stipend, pilot opportunities directly with the City of Philadelphia, world class business strategy consulting, access to subject matter experts, and an opportunity to pitch for capital from an international network of investors. The program will run from September 11th, 2014 through December 11th 2014. Entrepreneurs with solutions to urban public safety challenges are encouraged to apply.
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