For the same reasons you would train for a marathon, you should also train to start a business. 1 night-per-week for 8 weeks, we will be push you to define your vision, challenge your assumptions and build the mental models needed to succeed in your startup.
Our wide network of experienced business mentors are eager to share their wisdom and help you succeed. You will be paired with mentors over a 4 month span, who have had success in similar verticals, to challenge you and prepare you for the uncharted territory ahead.
The grand finale of the Accelerator is our Pitch Night in front of local investors and entrepreneurs intent on helping great ideas come to life. We'll prepare you to deliver a compelling pitch to bring in real startup capital and micro grants from local businesses.
What's the format of the class?
Immersive activities and workshops designed to give you clarity of your personal and professional intentions while teaching you valuable business fundamentals. And we cater to everyone's schedule with classes from 6-9pm and mentor meetings on your own schedule. We also use the Co.Starters Curriculum & UNION Platform, giving you the best tools possible to grow.
Who is the Accelerator for?
We accept founders of all kinds. Whether this is your 1st venture or your 5th. Whether you just have a stellar idea or a fully-functioning product. Whether this is full-time or part-time. Whether you're an artist, engineer, or an accountant. The 1909 Accelerator is designed to help founders in all stages and industries.
If you're ready to apply to the 1909 Accelerator today, click below to start your journey.
WEST PALM BEACH
Starting Wednesday, April 3rd
Application Deadline | March 15
Starting Monday, April 22nd
Application Deadline | April 12
LAKE PARK | Arts + Music
Starting Tuesday, June 25th
Application Deadline | June 10th
If you're unsure whether you're a good fit for the 1909 Accelerator, schedule a time to come chat.
Supported by the FAU adams Center
The 1909 Accelerator is powered by the Florida Atlantic University Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, thanks to a generous grant from the Knight Foundation.
Our partnership brings decades of experience and insight to fuel the innovation and create new opportunities in our ever changing community.