ABOUT THE PROGRAM
A business accelerator and mentorship program designed to help founders develop their ideas into successful businesses.
Imagine a group of like-minded, creative, hard-working, honest and humble humans working alongside you to help clarify your desires and build your business model.
Who is the Accelerator for?
We accept founders with diverse backgrounds, industries and ideas. We are not just looking for the next unicorn (although if you have that, you’re welcome to join). We’re looking for founders who are solving real problems, are committed to their vision, and are willing to work to make it a reality.
Whether you're an artist, engineer, or an accountant. The 1909 Accelerator is designed to help founders from all backgrounds. We believe the world will be better if we have unique cultures, perspectives, and people creating our future.
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. We focus on collaborative learning to support the growth and development of participants. We believe humans benefit from learning together.
We cater to everyone's schedule with classes from 6-9pm and mentor meetings on your own schedule.
When are the next programs starting?
The next Accelerator Program will start in June of 2021 in West Palm Beach!
What is the deadline to apply for the next cohort?
Applications due May 19, 2021. Applicants will be notified if they are accepted into the next phase of interviews.
For the same reasons you would train for a marathon, you should also train to start a business. We will 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 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 CO-LAB weekend. During this hackathon style event you'll be paired with a team of experts to work on project deliverables for your business. Past co-lab event work has been valued at over $100k.