Foundation For Enterprise Development

Welcome to the Foundation for Enterprise Development

The Foundation for Enterprise Development (FED) is a private, non-profit operating foundation dedicated to the sustainability and growth of U.S.- based science and technology companies through research, education, and services that advance innovation, entrepreneurship and broad-based ownership. FED’s Programs include:

  • Inter-disciplinary research fellowships, awards and symposiums;
  • Curricula development and collaboration on the largest global Curriculum Library on Employee Ownership
  • Commercialization and technology transition support to government R&D agencies, small business and entrepreneurs; and
  • Development and distribution of curricula, books, films, and multimedia programs through FED Productions

The FED was established in 1986 by Dr. J. Robert Beyster and launched the Beyster Institute in 2002 which became part of the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego in 2004.

FED Productions

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Featuring 3 Successful Sustainable Companies With Shared Ownership

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Beyster Fellowship

J.R. Beyster Fellowships

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Small Business Science & Technology Innovation

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For Commercialization and Growth

FED Productions

We the Owners

Names, Numbers and Network Solutions
   By J. Robert Beyster and Michael A. Daniels
   Foreword by Vinton G. Cerf

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