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 all innovators 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

Free Coworking Wednesday

Jan 23rd 8:30 AM - 5 PM

Curious about coworking, or just looking for a place to set your laptop and work for a while? Wednesday, January 23rd, join us for our first Free Coworking Wednesday of the new year - enjoy locally roasted coffee, superfast wifi and see what ahead this year at Groundswell.

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An Introduction to Entrepreneurial Project Management

Feb 6th 5:30 - 7 PM

Being successful isn’t about hits, it’s about doing things right the first time. When done right, project managment can be a holistic solution to achieve milestones, satisfy customer needs and get a handle on opportunities and risks. In this seminar, Rupert Meghnot, CXO of Burnout Game Ventures, will break down why good project management is by far the best way to generate success - and do it consistently.

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Monthly Pitch Practice

Feb 7th 5:30 - 7 PM

Validating a new idea or getting ready to launch a startup? February 7th at our new Thursday Pitch Practice, two entrepreneurs will present their pitch for a group of Groundswell expert mentors and the larger community for real-time feedback and comment. Get to know the network, meet with other local entrepreneurs and technologists and see what the community is up to at this monthly event.

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MASC Meeting - Space Coast Talent Attraction

Feb 13th 3:30 - 5:30 PM

With low unemployment and soaring demand for talent, recruiting top tech talent is challenging. Join the EDC’s Manufacturers Association of Florida’s Space Coast (MASC) as we roll out the #LiveBigSpaceCoast campaign and discuss innovative strategies, tools and resources to assist Space Coast manufacturing and tech companies in attracting the technical talent of the future. The agenda includes a best practices keynote by Darrel Stern, Embraer Executive Jets and an innovate approaches to innovative workers success panel led by Micah Widen, Groundswell Startups.

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Caffeine-Induced Pitch Competition (& Party!)

Feb 27th 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Join us on February 27 at 5:30 PM to ring in the new year with the grand finale of our Caffeine-Induced Pitch Competition and to support and vote for your favorite new idea in the community. All merchandise and event proceeds will go directly to the finalists! Do you have a startup idea to pitch? You have until February 22 to apply! Benefits: Cash & other prizes Get real-time feedback (attendees will be the judges) Practice makes perfect! Connect with local talent, mentors, investors and potential partners **Prizes will be updated weekly based on merchandise & ticket sales. We are currently at $2,500!

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Past Events

Sales Logic: How to Sell Without Actually Selling

Dec 6th 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Let's face it, not too many people like to sell. Whether we like it or not, we're all salespeople at some point, but that doesn't mean you have to "sell" like a salesperson. In this 1.5-hour MASTER WORKSHOP, host Adam Martingano will TEACH you how to master the art of CONVERSATIONAL SELLING. You will learn several ground-breaking strategies that will have your prospects literally ASKING YOU for your product or service.

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How to Create Technical Presentations for Non-Technical Audiences

Nov 14th 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Are you a technologist or tech company who interacts with people who aren’t technically proficient? Whether it’s a customer, potential investor, or other business-focused partner it’s important to be able to share your business with anyone, in a language that they can understand.

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Hack the IRL

Nov 2nd 12 PM - 12 AM

Build awesome stuff. Learn something new. Help save the IRL. Hack the IRL is a 36-hour hackathon designed to inspire real tech solutions for the most biodiverse estuary in North America. Located right along Florida's Indian River, Hack the IRL will bring together students, technologists, and entrepreneurs of all ages to hack through the biggest environmental issues facing the Indian River Lagoon.

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Student-Startup Mixer

Oct 19th 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Join us October 19th, for a student-startup mixer. Students of all majors are welcome to come meet local startup companies, learn about upcoming internship opportunities, and find out more about what it's like to start a tech company in the Space Coast. Students are invited to bring resumes, but the goal is to keep it casual.

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