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 OUR COMMUNITY AND KEEP OUR TALENT LOCAL.

OUR MISSION

“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 | 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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JOE RUSSO | Executive Director
SHANA OSTROVITZ | Accelerator Director
RYAN WALDEN | Entrepreneur Director
DAYLEN BRINKLEY | Entrepreneur in Residence
ABBY HOPKINS | Culture Cultivator
JAIMIE ROSENTHAL | Intern
PEARSE BROLLY | Intern