Arlington, VA (PRWEB) June 01, 2016
Eastern Foundry, a veteran-owned coworking space and accelerator for small businesses and emerging technology companies interested in working with the federal government, announced today that it will open a second location this summer. The new space, located at 1100 Wilson Boulevard in Rosslyn, Virginia, will allow Eastern Foundry to double its membership and increase engagement with the surrounding civilian agencies only 18 months after its inception.
Eastern Foundry’s model is unique and provides everything its members need to succeed. Its 81 current members learn about the contracting process, share information about upcoming opportunities, and make the important connections that are necessary for success in the contracting space.
“We are thrilled to be able to grow our community of government innovators,” said Geoff Orazem, co-founder of Eastern Foundry. “18 months ago, Vornado and Crystal City saw and supported our vision for the effectiveness of a community of small government contractors working together. The 81 members in our Crystal City campus have validated our strategy, and this second location will allow us to expand into the hundreds, increasing the range of technologies, services, and agency insights that our members can provide to the government and to each other.”
Rosslyn is a prime destination for Eastern Foundry’s second campus, as it is strategically positioned at the intersection of the civilian federal market in Foggy Bottom and the defense federal market near the Pentagon. It is a direct shot to the original Crystal City campus, Tyson’s Corner, and Reagan National Airport, and with the office being directly above the Metro, members can easily reach the entire national capital region all while enjoying Virginia’s business friendly environment.
“As a creative and innovative organization empowering tech startups, small businesses, professional service providers and government contractors, Eastern Foundry is a terrific addition to Rosslyn and especially to our building,” said Tim Helmig, President and Chief Operating Officer of Monday Properties.
“We have been with Eastern Foundry since day one, and their approach to helping small businesses grow in the federal government works,” said Amina Elgouacem, President of NEOSTEK. “Eastern Foundry helped me get on Schedule 70 in record time, they brought me the second prime contract that I ever won and they have connected me with agency officials and journalists who provided opportunities to speak on panels, wrote profiles about my company, and generally increased our exposure.”
As the Eastern Foundry community grows, so do the chances that an idea from one of their members will make a huge impact on the government. The Eastern Foundry team helps accelerate their member’s success by providing tailored training, access to discounted rates on all necessary tools and resources, and connections to program managers and project leads at top prime contractors.
“The expansion has been in the works for quite a while and is a crucial part to our overall growth strategy,” said Andrew Chang, co-founder of Eastern Foundry. “In fact, the initial demand for Rosslyn has exceeded our expectations and the space is already 55% pre-committed, we are very excited to continue to grow our brand and footprint in the DMV area.”
Eastern Foundry was formed on the belief that innovation and collaboration can solve our country’s toughest challenges. Now, the platform to create change has become much larger. If you have a startup that could benefit from selling to the largest buyer in the world, the US federal government, then Eastern Foundry could be for you. To stay up to date on membership information and future campuses, head to http://www.eastern-foundry.com and click on locations.
About Eastern Foundry
Eastern Foundry is a first-of-its-kind marketplace where technologists, government contractors and agencies convene to exchange information and opportunities, find teaming partners and conduct business. Providing all of the resources of a modern technology incubator, Eastern Foundry offers physical workspace, services, trainings and information that are tailored to help large and small businesses achieve government contracting success. To learn more about Eastern Foundry, visit Eastern-Foundry.com, follow us @EasternFoundry or stop by our location in Crystal City.