What we're about

Have a high tech company based in Space Coast, FL? We're here to help.

Groundswell Startups, Inc. is a privately-funded, nonprofit incubator that connects high tech founders with a diverse pool of pro bono mentors (Fortune 500 business consultants, successful serial entrepreneurs with hardware and software expertise, among others). The team has helped nine early-stage companies secure angel investment since June 2015. Follow us at www.swellstartups.com and @swellstartups on Twitter.

Upcoming events (5+)

Tech Resume and Interview Workshop

Groundswell Startups

In this workshop hosted in partnership by Groundswell Startups and CareerSource Brevard, learn how to market yourself and stand out in the job market. Learn how to market your skills, knowledge and abilities in a way that will get you noticed by employers. And how to make a positive, lasting impression over other candidates in the interview process.

Tech Tuesday

The Mansion

At this long-standing tradition, meet other Space Coast entrepreneurs and innovators to share expertise, brainstorm and collaborate. Our goal at this event is to make high-impact connections between startups, mentors and technologists. Current and future entrepreneurs welcome! This event takes place on the second Tuesday of each month on The Mansion's upstairs balcony.

A Big Intro to Marketing

Groundswell Startups

oin us August 28 for an introduction to branding, marketing and advertising in preparation for our September 21st Design Challenge. In this hands-on workshop with Adam Hoffmann, learn what exactly branding, marketing and design are, how they work together and how you can use them to understand your customer, market a product, and have more productive conversations with investors. About the Speaker: Adam Hoffmann is a recent transplant from Portland OR. He has worked in the digital marketing space for over a decade, serving as a UI/UX designer, program manager, strategist and design thinking facilitator. Throughout his career, he has participated in and led strategic initiatives for Fortune 500 companies, including Intel, Nike, Google, and GE, as well as a number of start-ups. This event is hosted in partnership with the Space Coast EDC.

SurgeUp Demo: Characteristics of an Entrepreneur

Groundswell Startups

Curious about what it takes to be an entrepreneur? In this SurgeUp Demo, we'll talk about the characteristics that make effective founders and key things to think about when you're considering making the jump. This event is a free demo of SurgeUp, our intensive, five-week program designed to introduce key elements of successful entrepreneurship. Participants in the program will develop and refine a business concept and take it through each step of the business planning process - from market research to the financial management cycle and cost/sales projections. To find out more about Surgeup, click the link below: https://swellstartups.com/surgeup/ This event is hosted in partnership with the Space Coast EDC.

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Tech Tuesday

The Mansion

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