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About us

Social impact through injection of knowledge and technology to enable cities to adapt to and capitalize on rapid technological change alongside rapid urban population growth.

“As technology brings us a world of abundance, access will triumph over ownership.”
Salim Ismail – Exponential Organizations

The Institute

Based on the methodologies outlined in Salim Ismail’s Exponential Organizations, the initiative targets significant problems in multiple cities concurrently. We propose exponential solutions that impact citizens and advance innovation for positive social outcomes. We then create amplification of this effect through a global network and connectivity between client regions.

Fastrack is an institute as well as a conceptual framework for the design of future governance approaches and regulatory frameworks for industries, cities and regions seeking solutions to critical problems.

Improve your city

The story

The Fastrack Institute comes from the thesis that every one of the Global 5000 needs to go through an ExO Sprint, otherwise the time lag of getting the company up to speed is too long and they face an existential threat.

The Fastrack framework empowers citizens, with multidisciplinary teams, to find solutions for critical civic problems. It is a comprehensive process that rapidly establishes design solutions, governance approaches and regulatory frameworks.

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Cities face challenges related to all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals

no-poverty
zero-hunger
good-health
education
gender-equality
clean-water
clean-energy
decent-work
industry-innovation
reduce-inequalities
communities
responsible-consumption
climate
life-below-water
life-on-land
justice
global-partnerships
sustainable-goals

The Fastrack Methodology

Our basic framework is a 16-week startup-style sprint that: Connects decision makers and citizens to collaborate to improve the quality of life in their city/region, builds capacity locally to develop and deploy exponential innovation and exponential startups and generates solutions that are scalable to cities worldwide.

Awake

Awake Keynote

Impact Workshop

Align

Possibility Definition

Align Workshop

Ideate

Idea Challenge

Team Formation

Solve

Conceptual Phase

Social Phase

Technology Phase

Entrepreneurial Phase

Disruption Session

Final Presentation

Accelerate

Transfer

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The Fastrack

The Fastrack framework empowers citizens, with multidisciplinary teams, to find solutions for critical civic problems.
It is a comprehensive process that rapidly establishes design solutions, governance approaches and regulatory frameworks.

Fastrack Timeline

Fastrack

Creation

February, 2016

Financial Inclusion FTI:

Medellín

October 2016

Health

Fastrack:

Medellín

April, 2017

Mobility Fastrack:

Miami

August, 2017

FTI Medellín Launch

April, 2016

Mobility Fastrack: Medellín

December, 2016

Air Quality Fastrack: Medellín

August, 2017

Justice Fastrack: Colombia

October, 2018

The founders

Rodrigo Arboleda

Rodrigo is a senior executive with 50 years of experience in the fields of Architecture, International Business Development, Education and Technology, Civic and Philanthropic endeavors.

Salim Ismail

Salim travels extensively sharing a global perspective on the impact of breakthrough technologies and how organizations can leverage these disruptions to grow 10x faster than their peers.

Maurice Ferré

Maurice is a serial entrepreneur that focuses on exponential changes in the medical technology sector. Dr. Ferre is currently the Chairman and CEO of Insightec.

The team

Jabeen Quadir

Jabeen Quadir is our Executive Director and a certified ExO Coach. She is a Chemical Engineer with over 30 years of experience in multiple industry sectors and a passion for sustainability. Her Massive Transformative Purpose is: “Accelerate exponential prosperity for all”

Carolina Pina

Carolina Pina, our Director of Business Development, has over 15 years of international managerial experience in the non-profit and private sectors. She is driven by the urge to have a positive impact and making the world a better place. Her MTP is “Ignite change by connecting people and causes.

Maria Jose Hidalgo

Maria Jose is our Content and Communications Manager. Passionate about sustainability, social innovation and how disruptive thinking can generate high impact and transformative opportunities to communities.

Meet the team