Will Foster

Will Foster joined the Entrepreneurs’ Center  as Portfolio Manager, focusing on strategic initiatives and resource allocation for the EC’s ESP Portfolio. In this role, he oversees a diverse portfolio of over 90 tech start-ups and supports nearly 20 EIRs and over a dozen subject matter experts. Will’s entrepreneurial journey began in college, where he started his first business and has since founded, co-founded, or managed over a half dozen small businesses.


Currently, outside of the EC, Will’s firm Quantum Foam works with its own portfolio of small businesses, providing comprehensive business services to drive growth across its ventures which include over a dozen pilot projects. Will has also raised almost half a million dollars in private investment for his own projects and through Quantum Foam facilitates conversations between local investors and small business owners.


His commitment to making a positive impact is woven into both his professional endeavors and personal pursuits, prioritizing conscious capitalism and empathetic leadership. When not working, Will enjoys running, lifting weights, and exploring Dayton’s food scene with his fiancée, Lauren.

  • Wright State University, BSE Sports Science
Favorite Books
  • LOTR Series by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • "The Art of Quiet Influence" by Jocelyn Davis
  • "Confessions of Sociopath" by M.E. Davis
Favorite Dayton Restaurants
  • Sueño
  • Jollity
  • Grist
  • Sprouting Dreams
What inspires you most about entrepreneurship?
  • What I find most captivating about entrepreneurship is the opportunity it presents to introduce completely novel concepts to the world. What makes it even more fulfilling is the potential to create a positive impact and offer diverse employment opportunities to others.