Build the business you've always dreamt about

Join StepFWD, the 6-week pre-accelerator for tech startups with gender-balanced teams.

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Looking to get your prototype or idea off the ground?

Get access to the best tools for turning your passion into a viable business, with the help of experienced mentors


Why join the program?

6 weeks program

Our program is a 360-degree experience that teaches you the basics of founding a startup, from incorporating and legal mechanics to product development and sales.

Hands-on workshops

Our workshops are delivered by seasoned entrepreneurs and industry experts and are designed to be actionable hands-on experiences.

Tailored mentorship

We focus on building confidence for first-time female founders that can benefit the most from building a relationship with experienced mentors from diverse industries.


You’ll get access to an extended network of entrepreneurs, investors and corporate partners, enabling you to navigate the local startup ecosystem.

Applications are closed

Applications for the 2019 Cohort are closed.

The Program

StepFWD is dedicated to first-time and early-stage entrepreneurs who want to grow a prototype or idea into a profitable business.

Do you have questions?

Please check out the FAQ section for any questions you might have regarding eligibility criteria, the application process or program setup.