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.

Award Winning Documentary Film

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Featuring 3 Successful Sustainable Companies With Shared Ownership

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Best-Seller on Tech Growth & Succession

We the Owners

The SAIC Solution:
Built by Employee Owners

   By J. Robert Beyster and Peter Economy
   Foreword by William C. Taylor

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Beyster Fellowship Symposium

2015 Beyster Symposium - Planning in Process

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New Book on Domain Name History and Governance

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

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