Idea Foundry: Training by Collective Idea

Hands-on Training Takes a Holiday

Holland's Tech Embassy

at Tulip Time 2010

We (Collective Idea/Idea Foundry) are bringing back the Tech Embassy during Tulip Time to highlight local tech companies and have some fun. Last year's was a big success, and we expect this year to be too!

We've secured the same storefront on 8th Street for the week of Tulip Time (May 1–8) and you're invited to join us!

We plan to use the space as

  • a coworking environment
  • a place to highlight cool companies here in Holland
  • a meeting place for friends, clients & family
  • a place to demo our work
  • a great parade-watching venue
  • a gathering spot for tech groups

Visit & Get Involved

Join Us

Want to join us? Our doors will be open to anyone who wants to come. Please do!

Invite family and friends, come work for the week, or just stop by to say hi. We may even have coffee or cookies for visitors.


14 W 8th Street.
Next to Jos. A. Bank.
May 1–8, 9am-5pm
(or longer, depending on interest)
We'll be setting up Saturday and Sunday (May 1–2), but stop in. Everything gets going Monday!


Want to help sponsor the space? Help cover our costs and you're invited to put up a banner on the wall, provide demos, leave flyers for passers-by, or otherwise market your company in the space. We suggest ~$150/week or ~$20/day. We're also very open to creative sponsorships. today if you are interested in sponsoring!

As our goal is to highlight the local tech scene, preferred space will be given to Holland tech companies, but all are welcome to sponsor.

We're pleased to be supported by many local tech companies, local non-tech companies, as well as friends from around the midwest!

Current Sponsors

Events & Activities

We have a few things planned, but we want you to plan events too. Let us know what you want to see! Last year we hosted user groups, a Tweetup and more.

Please pass this on to other local companies , and .