Elektor Labs magazine and Elektor Industry magazine cover electronics in both the pro-amateur and professional leagues, and share a common interest in helping start-ups, spin-outs and scale-ups to reach a professional level as well as find professional partners in funding, production and marketing their brainchild.

Here's how: the common tool employed by the magazines is called Fast Forward. It’s been in active service since 2016 at the prestigious electronica trade show in Munich, so Fast Forward definitely isn’t a start-up itself! After an even more successful event in November 2018, FFWD will be rolled out big time again at productronica 2019 in November.

You too can experience the power and versatility of Fast Forward as a platform to scale up your enterprise in "one giant leap". If you are a start-up enterprise with:
  • existing funding however small and/or virtual;
  • well-defined business and marketing plans;
  • a professional approach;
  • a good speaker and a terrific presentation;
  • stamina;
  • pizzazz;
  • a serious ambition to become famous with your team and brainchild;
  • absolutely no fear of the Fast Forward Jury and camera crew.

Then you should have no hesitations about participating. And that’s extremely simple; just press the (fast forward) button like the winners of FFWD 2016 and 2018 did! All you have to do is sign up for p-fastforward, the FFWD event Elektor will stage at productronica München, from November 12 to 15.
Do it now. Here is the the button to press: www.elektormagazine.com/p-ffwd. The team are eager to welcome you.

UPDATE, 1 July 2019: Since the previous three calls, the Jury has received more product descriptions and business plans from prospective participants from all over the globe. A number of start-ups active in software for electronics applications running on embedded systems, PCs and smartphone applications have also discovered FFWD. Thanks all for signing up!