ABOUT

WHAT IS 1909

PALM BEACH COUNTY WAS FOUNDED ON APRIL 30, 1909

… AND OVER 100 YEARS LATER REVOLUTIONARY INNOVATIONS, IDEAS AND CREATIVE PROJECTS ARE STILL BEING FOUNDED HERE EVERY DAY. 1909‘S MISSION IS TO PROVIDE HOLISTIC SUPPORT TO THE CREATORS BRINGING THESE IDEAS TO LIFE, IN EFFORT TO FOSTER INNOVATION AND UPLIFT OUR COMMUNITY

OUR MANIFESTO

“WE ARE A COLLECTIVE OF CREATORS WHO BELIEVE THAT IF WE WORK TOGETHER THAT OUR IDEAS, PROJECTS AND INNOVATIONS WILL BETTER OUR COMMUNITY. WE ARE UNAPOLOGETICALLY EXPERIMENTING. WE ARE A PLACE FOR THE PROCESS, THE MESS, THE IMPERFECTION. WE ARE A PLACE FOR THE UNKNOWN TO BECOME KNOWN.” WE ARE 1909.

THE PROBLEM

THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDATION HAS NAMED SOUTH FLORIDA #1 FOR STARTUP ACTIVITY CONSISTENTLY. HOWEVER, THERE ARE GAPS LIMITING GROWTH IN OUR COMMUNITY:

  • AFFORDABLE WORKSPACE
  • CONSISTENT MENTORSHIP
  • BUSINESS EDUCATION
  • ACCESS TO CAPITAL

OUR SOLUTION

1909 IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO THE HOLISTIC GROWTH OF ENTREPRENEURS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY OFFERING MEMBERS ACCESS TO A ONE OF A KIND:

  • WORKSPACE STARTING AT $50/MO.
  • MENTORSHIP PLATFORM
  • EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
  • ACCELERATOR & PITCH COMPETITION

OUR BOARD

PAUL VEDDER
Founder at VXIT
Chair

NICK MOHNACKY
Founder at bNotes
Vice Chair

PATRICK STINUS
CFO at Launch Potato
Treasurer

JOE RUSSO | Co-Founder at 1909
SEAN SCOTT | Founder at Subculture Coffee
BRANDON CARSON | Co-Founder at Kingfisher Consulting
KYLE GROTH | Founder at Whiskers Laces
JEFF PERLMAN | Founder at Four Story Media Group
CHRIS BRISSON | Founder at SalesMsg
DANNI MITCHELL ZELAYA | Founder at The Station

SHANA OSTROVITZ | Executive Director at 1909
JANUARY REISSMAN | VP at Community Foundation
AARON NOSBISCH | Founder at Nosbisch Ventures
JESSE FELDMAN | Founder at Rust & Wax
PHILLIP JACKSON | Founder at Future Commerce
SHERRYL MURIENTE | West Palm Beach DDA
BILL SHEPARD | Executive Partner at Holland Knight

OUR TEAM

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SHANA OSTROVITZ | Executive Director
RYAN WALDEN | Entrepreneurship Director
YAHIRA RODRIGUEZ | Community Manager
DAYLEN BRINKLEY | Entrepreneur in Residence
PEYTON RAJEWSKI | Culture Cultivator
JAIMIE ROSENTHAL | Intern
PEARSE BROLLY | Intern

JOE RUSSO | Co-Founder
DANIELLE CASEY | Co-Founder
ABBY HOPKINS | Founding Culture Cultivator