Posts by fumiko shinkawa

Perspectives from a Tech Fellow

AboutCoworkStoriesEventsJobsContact Perspectives from a Tech Fellow By fumiko shinkawa | April 22, 2019 Guest post by Kevin Zhou, FSU Tech Fellow and Former Groundswell Intern Other than having my face stuck in a textbook, I spent most of my college years going to career fairs and workshops serenading, making small talk, and ultimately making “connections”…

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So, you’re hiring your first interns.

AboutCoworkStoriesEventsJobsContact So, you’re hiring your first interns. By fumiko shinkawa | April 22, 2019 Or, if you’re thinking about interning for a startup, check out Perspectives from a Tech Fellow by former Groundswell Intern, Kevin Zhou. For a startup with three team members and a shoestring budget, free or cheap labor can be pretty appealing. Cue:…

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Building your Brand: a Case Study with Michelle Burke and Bossibly

AboutCoworkStoriesEventsJobsContact Building your Brand: a Case Study with Michelle Burke and Bossibly By fumiko shinkawa | March 29, 2019 Creating a brand is one of the first steps to marketing your company. Your brand is the first impression a potential customer (or investor) gets of your company and its services. For many, building a brand can…

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Don’t quit your day job (yet). Do these things first.

AboutCoworkStoriesEventsJobsContact Don’t quit your day job (yet). Do these things first. By fumiko shinkawa | February 5, 2019 Side hustles are on the rise — according to a 2018 Bankrate survey, more than 37% of Americans are working on the side and that number is only growing. With 51% of millenials following suite, it looks like the next…

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Everything you need to know before your first hackathon.

AboutCoworkStoriesEventsJobsContact Everything you need to know before your first hackathon. By fumiko shinkawa | August 29, 2018 When you imagine a hackathon, you may picture sleepy developers tapping at keyboards into the early morning, fraught with nervous energy and physical exhaustion. Did we just have a great idea — or is that the caffeine-high? But what are…

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So, you’re cowork-curious.

AboutCoworkStoriesEventsJobsContact So, you’re cowork-curious. By fumiko shinkawa | June 26, 2018 Here’s everything you need to know. Coworking has exploded in recent years, with a 78% growth in active coworkers in 2017. But what is coworking actually? Coworking, according to the Oxford Dictionary, refers to “the use of an office or other working environment by…

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Growth in the Groundswell Community

AboutCoworkStoriesEventsJobsContact Growth in the Groundswell Community By fumiko shinkawa | May 15, 2018 Mike Crown, President and CEO of FracTEL, sat in a tea shop for almost four hours, mentoring Adam Hoffmann, a new transplant to the Space Coast, in the basics of starting a business. Almost a year later, Adam, Groundswell Mentor and HelloNimble…

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Celebrating One Year at Groundswell HQ

AboutCoworkStoriesEventsJobsContact Celebrating One Year at Groundswell HQ By fumiko shinkawa | April 23, 2018 Celebrating One Year at Groundswell HQ One year ago, on March 25, Groundswell HQ opened its hangar doors to the public for the first time. More than four hundred technologists, entrepreneurs and creatives huddled inside to raise a glass and celebrate…

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Is Your Startup Idea too Good to be True?

AboutCoworkStoriesEventsJobsContact Is Your Startup Idea too Good to be True? By fumiko shinkawa | February 12, 2018 Three Space Coast founders talk market validation and steps they use to assess demand for their new ideas. Many consider validation to be the most important step in starting a company. Before you’ve even started building your first prototype, you…

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