Day of Fosterly — Saturday, May 4th, 2013

in partnership with

10:00am - 6:30pm

@ Artisphere Map It

1101 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209

Day of Fosterly Expo, Job Fair & Dolphin Tank

Entrepreneurship Expo & Startup Showcase


Interested in resources to help you start, grow or exit your business? You're in luck. The expo will provide you with the information you need to do just that, as well as provide you with information about the many higher education offerings in the area.

If you would like to take part in the expo, please complete the expo form on our contact page.


Wrapping up the day's activities, you'll have time to grab a drink and catch up with other attendees while speaking with many of the region's best startups. With dozens of tables spread throughout Artisphere, the Startup Showcase is open to any self-designated startup in the region on a first to register, first to be accepted basis.

Sign up now on our contact page.

Developer and Designer Job Fair

There's no doubt that developers and designers are high in demand. To help bridge the connections between the organizations who seek them and those who have time and availability to do the work (either freelance or full time), we're enabling freelancers and service providers offering their services to take part in the expo, as well as organizations who are looking to hire them.

There's no charge to participate for attendees or organizations (other than your D.O.F. registration).

If you're a hiring organization looking for developers or designers, or if you're a freelancer or design/dev shop offering services that wants to participate, please complete the job fair form on our contact page.

Springboard Enterprises' Dolphin Tankā„¢

Unlike ABC's Shark Tank or the British Dragon's Den, in the Dolphin Tank you share your ideas without the fear that the audience will tear you to shreds. Immediately after you conclude a two minute elevator pitch idea in front of four judges and a live audience, you'll receive feedback to help improve your pitch.

In addition to constructive pitch feedback, the best pitch will be awarded:

  • 5,000 American Airlines Business ExtrAA Points (enough points for 2 Plan AAhead tickets or 1 AAnytime ticket)
  • 6 months free co-working for four at Uber Offices
  • 2 Free Tickets to MAVA Capital Connection 2013
  • A free PR strategy session w/ SpeakerBox
  • A Free Speek Premium Account by
  • Assistance setting up a Microsoft BizSpark account (freebies!)
  • A $50 Uber credit (to get to meetings)
  • A pro-bono IP consultation with Kevin M. Drucker of Mendelsohn, Drucker, & Associates, P.C.
  • A pro-bono consultation with Schumacher Consulting
  • A 1 hour UX/UI review with nclud's Maxim L.
  • And more...

Pitching Organizations:

  • Deconstruction Inc
  • Light Point Security
  • Twicsy
  • iCare Development Inc.
  • TrendPo

2013 Keynote

Walt Mossberg, legendary tech journalist, to keynote #DOF2013

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