Events

There's always something going on at Groundswell.

Events at Groundswell invite entrepreneurs, technologists and industry experts to roll up their sleeves and take an active role in building the startup community.  We invite the community to join us and learn something new, celebrate startup milestones or just get together to kick off the weekend.

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Upcoming Events

Brew & Brainstorm (Member Event)

Jul 10th 8:30 AM - 12 PM

Open to Groundswell members and by invitation: Start your day off right - with a coffee & collaboration event. Join us for a couple hours of dedicated problem-solving. Meet with mentors working out of the space, collaborate with fellow digital nomads, or just soak in the vibes while you work.

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Tech Tuesday is Back at The Mansion

Jul 10th 6 PM - 9 PM

Tech Tuesday is back at The Mansion! Meet us on the upstairs balcony for an informal startup mixer at 6 PM. This tradition pre-dates Groundswell and serves as an opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs who are eager to collaborate, share expertise and resources. All current and future entrepreneurs are welcome!

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Brew & Brainstorm (Member Event)

Jul 24th 8:30 AM - 12 PM

Open to Groundswell members and by invitation: Start your day off right - with a coffee & collaboration event. Join us for a couple hours of dedicated problem-solving. Meet with mentors working out of the space, collaborate with fellow digital nomads, or just soak in the vibes while you work.

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Past Events

Friday Fest Happy Hour

Apr 13th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

A monthly, casual networking event for the Groundswell network to meet, play games and walk together to the Downtown Friday Street Festival.

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Founder Talk with Bryan Jenks

Apr 18th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Monthly Founder Talks at Groundswell feature seasoned entrepreneurs in the community as they share their company's story. This month, join us and hear from Bryan Jenks, Founder of Droplit.

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Free Coworking Day

Apr 19th 9 AM - 5 PM

Mendx Studios will be doing some promotional filming April 18th (during our Founder Talk) and all day April 19th. We'd love to have as much of the Groundswell network involved as possible, so we're offering free coworking for the full day. If you don't mind a little extra activity, this might be a great chance to connect & get a little done (although, we may have to tap you for a little pingpong footage)!

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Friday Fest Happy Hour

May 11th 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Our monthly Happy Hours are a an excuse to get together over free beer and catch up, play some games and go downtown to support the Downtown Melbourne Friday Festival. This event is a great introduction to the Groundswell network - bring your game face, there will likely be impromptu pingpong/foosball tournaments!

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Founder Talk with Ron Ben-Zeev

May 16th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

In this month's Founder Talk, join us as Co-Founder and President, Ron Ben-Zeev, tells the story of World Housing Solution. Based in Sanford, Florida, World Housing Solution manufactures temporary, reusable shelters for use in the US Military and by first responders in emergency situations. -- Ron has honed his entrepreneurial skills in diverse areas starting with his first business launched at the age of 13. Since graduating from the Wharton School Business, he spends his time between his companies, speaking engagements and consulting engagements. Ron sees the value of giving back and building his community. As such, he was the co-organizer of the local chapters of the Orlando Startup Weekend and Kauffman Foundation 1 Million Cups Events. He is now a Co-Organizer of TEDxOrlando. He recently resigned as the first Entrepreneur in Residence at Rollins College in the Social Entrepreneurship Department. Ron also sits on the board of directors of several companies as well as the board of advisors of the Wharton School IGEL and IDEAS for Us.

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Art of the Pitch

May 30th 5:30 - 7:30 PM

While pitching to investors is at the forefront of many startups' minds, that first pitch to the public can be just as important. Join us May 30th as two startups pitch their product and receive real-time feedback. Find out what startups in the area are up to, find out what makes a great pitch and meet the teams and mentors at the forefront of the Space Coast startup community.

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Groundswell HQ Anniversary Party

Jun 2nd 12 PM - 3 PM

Join us June 2nd to celebrate the first year since GS HQ opened, and all the awesome things that have happened in our community since. We're bringing the Space Coast startup community together for an afternoon barbecue, drone races, and maybe a couple food trucks.

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Connecting Through Curiosity

Jun 5th 5:30 - 7 PM

Join us June 5 at 5:30 PM for a new kind of networking event. Ask questions, share stories and learn more about the Groundswell community with new app by entrepreneur Lisa Kruss, Curiosity Chats. Curiosity Chats helps people communicate more authentically, discover their commonalities and create more meaningful and memorable conversations. Existing iOS users can download the app from the App Store or curiositychats.com in advance, but we'll try to have a couple of extra devices on hand.

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Brew & Brainstorm

Jun 12th 8:30 AM - 12 PM

Start your day off right - with a coffee cupping & collaboration event. June 12 at 8:30 AM, join us for a couple hours of dedicated problem-solving. Meet with mentors working out of the space, collaborate with fellow digital nomads, or just soak in the vibes while you work.

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