Alex Hillman
Co-Founder, Indy Hall

My name is Alex, I’m from Philadelphia, PA. I start things: businesses, conversations, parties, and sometimes a little trouble. I’m probably best known for starting Philadelphia’s Indy Hall coworking community in 2006, years before coworking became a darling of the mainstream press and workers everywhere. Since, Indy Hall and my work have been featured in national and international publications. I’ve started and contributed to conversations around the progress and methodologies behind my projects, making “open source” a reality for more than just software and helping countless aspiring catalysts around the world. Many credit me with their starts, citing my non-nonsense credo “JFDI” (just effing do it) as a source of inspiration to stop with the excuses and, well, JFDI.