As the founder and CEO of Alley, Jason Saltzman understands the importance of community. Alley is a post-incubator shared workspace for entrepreneurs whose companies have achieved some traction in the marketplace.
But Alley is much more than co-working; it provides entrepreneurs with opportunities to help grow their businesses by giving them access to large companies with plentiful resources. For example, a partnership with Verizon gives Alley’s tenants early access to 5G technology. “We’re bringing 5G technology to start up ecosystems,” explains Saltzman. “Working with Verizon on brand new technology, we’re able to give access to 5G technology and nodes to technology companies that never would have that access on their own.
“I’ve been able to get a tremendous amount of support out of the forums.”
Saltzman says that Alley has a lot in common with Forbes Councils: both are curated communities that provide opportunities that might otherwise be difficult to access. While Forbes Councils may not get you access to 5G development tools, the invitation-only communities do provide business and leadership growth opportunities, the ability to publish thought leadership on Forbes.com, and a means to connect with other members.
“A really great way to connect… is the forums,” says Saltzman. “I think that Forbes Councils does a really good job of vetting people to be part of the community because you really feel like you’re on the same level together and you’re going through very similar circumstances. And I’ve been able to get a tremendous amount of support out of the forums.”
Watch more of Jason’s story and his insights into 5G on the Forbes Councils YouTube Channel.
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