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

Art of the Pitch

Apr 25th 5:30 PM - 8 PM

Unveiling your product to the world is an art - these events help startups get it right the first time and every time. April 25, two startups will practice their pitch for real-time feedback from the community and receive expert insight from the Groundswell mentor network. Interested in pitching at a future Art of the Pitch? Email us at admin@swellstartups.com.

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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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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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Past Events

Cofounder Meetup

Apr 11th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Are you ready to build or join a startup team? Come join us, meet other entrepreneurs, potential collaborators and get real-time feedback while enjoying a drink.

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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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