Fosterly


Website: fosterly.com
Twitter: @Fosterly
Facebook: Fosterly
Founder: Adam Zuckerman

Overview

Fosterly is a community of entrepreneurs, creators, and collaborators, working to tackle challenges in business and technology. Fosterly connects its members with resources, events, and opportunities, online and offline.  Serveral times per year, Fosterly organizes an event called 'Day of Fosterly,' which includes workshops, discussion panels, and other activities with the goal of offering attendees as many actionable resources and networking sessions as possible in one day. [2]  The company's mission is to  support collaborative entrepreneurship and the growth of new organizations. 

Resources

Online Resources: 

  • The Guide: A repository for the collective knowledge and experience of the entrepreneurial community
  • The Job Board: A localized, search-able listing of entrepreneurial jobs
  • The Events Calendar: A master calendar of events for entrepreneurs
  • Perks: Free or discounted products and services for entrepreneurs, available only to the Fosterly community 

Offline Resources: 

  • Study Hall: 1/2 day collaborative co-working sessions with anywhere from 25 to 300 entrepreneurs & Subject Matter Experts
  • Collaborate: A conference where 1,200+ leading entrepreneurs and government agencies convene for two days of talks, workshops, innovation showcases and more
  • GovFest: an event connecting leading government innovators and entrepreneurs

History

Headquartered in Washington D.C., Fosterly was founded by Adam Zuckerman in 2011. In January of 2013, Fosterly took ownership of fromproudlymadeindc's intern match service that helps startups find the best talent, and connects entrepreneurial individuals with promising startups. The intern match spans the whole DMV, reaching as far as Baltimore, and reaches beyond the tech community. As long as employers self identify as a startup or entrepreneurial organization, they can participate.

They're About

Entrepreneurship


References

  1. Bill Flook "Foster.ly launches intern match site" The Washington Business Journal January 15, 2013

  2. Carl Pierre "Four Things I'm Looking Forward to at the Next Day of Fosterly" DCInno April 9, 2013

  3. Eric Hal Schwartz "Eastern Foundry, A New Government Tech Incubator Opens" InTheCapital December 16, 2014 

  4. Lydia Depillis "Eight Not-Bad Tech Ideas From a Day of Foster.ly" Washington City Paper May 14, 2012