Chris Callahan

West Palm Beach, Florida, US

Chris's Skills
Business Development
Product Management

About Chris

Chris Callahan one of several startup entrepreneurs that has been actively curating entrepreneur ecosystem in West Palm Beach. Chris is co-founder of a startup called Surfr App ( ) . Seed funding was secured and development is in progress. Surfr has been featured by WPTV, Florida Trend Magazine, The Palm Beach Post, The Palm Beach Daily News and other media outlets across the US. Surfr gave Chris and his partner Nicholas ("Nick") Mohnacky the idea to create Startup Palm Beach. The two found that there was a demand for young entrepreneurs to bounce ideas, pool resources and secure funding. Chris and Nick are working with public and private entities and educational institutions to open an entrepreneur resource center, a public facing retail, incubator and coworking space in Downtown West Palm Beach. The idea is to create a physical place for inspiration, innovation and business creation and development. The ERC will include but is not limited to an incubator, accelerator, co-working space, 3D makerspace and design shop. At the ERC, a pedestrian will be able to walk in with an idea and walk out with the means to create a business. While developing a business plan for the entrepreneur resource center, Chris and Nick are hosting a series of events in the Fall of 2013, including Entrepreneur Lectures , StartupWeekend West Palm Beach (November 15-17), and Entrepreneur Week (including a BarCamp and crowd funding event similar to OneSpark). Chris is determined to have a local impact, encouraging people to follow their instincts and pursue their dreams. It is Chris’ goal to draw entrepreneurs to the West Palm Beach area, to foster a community of like-minded, ambitious individuals who inspire one another and stimulate the local economy through various enterprises.