FAQs

What is Groundswell?

Groundswell is a nonprofit (501(c)3) incubator and coworking space serving the Space Coast. We help startups and early-stage companies get the resources they need to succeed and grow in the area. We are led by a group of serial entrepreneurs, technologists, and investors with years of early-stage experience and passion to see others succeed and grow here on the Space Coast. We do not take equity in the companies we serve. 


How is Groundswell funded?

Groundswell is funded privately through coworking memberships, sponsors and venue rental. The startups we support do not give up equity to join our community.

Is Groundswell HQ open to the public during business hours?

The building is open to coworkers and drop-ins.  However, we have events when the building is open to the public and potential coworkers can contact us to schedule a tour.

Can I rent a conference room without being a member?

You sure can - our conference rooms are $40 per hour and can accommodate up to 12 people. Contact us for more information or to book a conference room.

Can I host an event at Groundswell?

To find out more about hosting an event at Groundswell, contact us with your needs including the number of people attending, requested time and date and a brief summary of your event/meeting.  Please include any other needs you have (catering, coffee, etc.)

How does pricing work for coworking?

Coworking memberships are categorized by the hours that they allow access to Groundswell.  Basic membership includes access only during business hours (Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM) and All Access membership includes access 24/7, as well as a couple of other benefits.  For more information on coworking, visit our coworking page or contact us to schedule a tour.

Am I signing a lease? Can I cancel whenever I want?

Membership is on a month-by-month basis, whether you're coworking or renting an office.  Offices, however, are required to give 30 days notice before canceling.

What happens to coworkers when there's a big event?

Coworkers are welcome to join in the event but are also welcome to use empty offices, conference rooms or lounges to get some peace and quiet.

How do I schedule meetings with people who don't have a Groundswell membership?

Guests do not need day passes for meetings - one or two hours working in an office, conference room or in one of the lounge spaces.  However, members are required to greet their guests at the front.

Who will let my guests into the building?

Because we have no receptionist, you’ll have to let your own guests in and out of the building.