Techstars Startup Digest Palm Beach County

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Joe Russo - CEO, Palm Beach Tech Association
Joe Russo is the founding Executive Director of the Palm Beach Tech Association, a nonprofit committed to Building the Palm Beaches into a Tech Hub. Since July 2015, Joe led the organization to attract over 150 corporate members and over 8,000 professionals to their community, with an annual budget over $250,000 and 3 full time staff. In 2016, Joe spearheaded and effort to bring Downtown West Palm Beach its first coworking space, raising over $150,000 with the Knight Foundation, City of West Palm Beach, and private donors. In 2018, Palm Beach Tech launched 1909, a nonprofit supporting entrepreneurs throughout the Palm Beaches by partnering with the FAU Adams Center for Entrepreneurship and with $350,000 in support from the Knight Foundation and local Cities. Since 2013, Joe has also served on the Palm Beach County STEM Council, Business Development Board Taskforces, Chamber of Commerce Councils, SunFest Committees, and on the Boards of Kayla Cares 4 Kids and the Big Heart Brigade. A Native Floridian, he attended Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach and Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.