Today Groundswell lives in a skatepark-turned-coworking space


Groundswell Startups was created as a grassroots movement in June 2016

A group of serial entrepreneurs and Space Coast natives worked to foster a culture of collaboration and innovation and put the infrastructure in place to give technology-focused innovators a place they can take risks, launch products, and call home.

We have over 11,000 sqft of space where Space Coast innovators can build, grow, and thrive.

Our mission is to support action-oriented innovators scaling impactful businesses through community & collaboration on the Space Coast.

We use our collective impact to break down cost barriers for entrepreneurs and to enable tech-focused startups to get out of the idea stage and get ready to launch.

Meet The Team

Sallie Halsey

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Ryan Bailey

INNOVATION DIRECTOR

Ruchir Gupta

INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER & PROGRAM MANAGER

Our Co-Founders & Board

John Vecchio

CO-FOUNDER

Bud Deffebach

CO-FOUNDER & BOARD MEMBER

Mark Mohler

CO-FOUNDER & BOARD MEMBER

Jenna Reid

CO-FOUNDER

Mamoon Rashid

BOARD MEMBER

Our Mentors

Pawan Gaikwad

product development

Keith Nugent

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Alex Rudloff

TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

Aaron Burnett

MARKETING STRATEGY

Kailas Narendran

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

James Stern

PITCHING AND INVESTMENT

Adam Hoffmann

CREATIVE STRATEGY

Ryan Shelley

DIGITAL MARKETING & SEO

Shane Close

UI/UX

Andy Quintana

SALES AND MARKETING

Roger Baker

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING

Jason Rosensweig

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Anthony Eden

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Kim Shivler

COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY

Jonathan Reed

BUSINESS STRATEGY

Robert Duffy

HUMAN RESOURCES

Bryan Stewart

STRATEGY AND GROWTH

Quentin Shock

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Scott Dainton

FINANCIAL STRATEGY & GROWTH

Marcin Kubiak

HEALTHTECH

Chuck Atkins

HEALTHTECH


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