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

9 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Game Company

Oct 17th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

In this talk by Burnout Game Ventures CXO, Rupert Meghnot, learn the nine most important things you should know about starting a game company. Whether you're starting your own game company, getting a job at a AAA studio, working at a computer engineering firm, or freelancing, knowing and applying these nine principles will serve you well. About the Speaker: Rupert Meghnot has been at the center of Central Florida’s tech and entrepreneurial ecosystems for many years. He’s helped 400+ startups (mostly tech), and taught both at UCF (Entertainment Technology), and Full Sail (Project Management in their Game Design Masters program - the former students of which have managed billions in game IP). As CXO for Burnout Game Ventures, he manages multiple game studios and projects, a 500+ person Talent Pool, and 30 top industry advisors. BGV intends to not just disrupt the video game industry, but to transform it.

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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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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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Tech Tuesday

Nov 13th 6 - 9 PM

At this long-standing tradition, meet other Space Coast entrepreneurs and innovators to share expertise, brainstorm and collaborate. Our goal at this event is to make high-impact connections between startups, mentors and technologists. Current and future entrepreneurs welcome! This event takes place on the second Tuesday of each month on The Mansion's upstairs balcony.

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Past Events

Refresh Space Coast - First meetup

Sep 25th 6 PM - 8 PM

Whether the internet and technology is your career, passion or something that is of interest; this friendly get-together of local geeks is a great way to meet others from the Space Coast. Get a friend and come on down to Quarters Brewing Company in Old Melbourne for a beer or 2 and meet others just like yourself. Remember to bring quarters to play some awesome video games.

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Brand Logic: The Science Behind Branding

Sep 12th 5:30 - 8 PM

In Brand Logic: The Science Behind Branding, Host Adam Martingano will introduce his tried-and-true strategy for growing a business by strengthening the Three Pillars Of Success. In a 90 minute, hands-on workshop, Martingano will focus on creating an impactful brand identity, delivering cultivated marketing messages to defined target audiences, and generating sales through intelligent business development practices to drive consistent growth, year after year. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls that lead to ineffective product or service descriptions, brand disconnect, and undefined business development practices.

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Founder Talk with Chris Struttmann

Aug 22nd 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

In August's Founder Talk, join us as Founder, Director of Engineering and Chief Architect of ALTR, Chris Struttmann, talks lessons learned on the journey to build one of the first blockchain-powered cybersecurity platforms for business. ALTR, having just raised $15 million from various industries, aims to restore trust in enterprise settings using their novel and patent-issued methods.

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Brew & Brainstorm (Member Event)

Aug 14th 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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