This is the start of something awesome.

Groundswell is building an ecosystem of resources and relationships to support Space Coast founders. Our first formal program, SurgeUp, is a small part of that network of resources. Made possible by the Space Coast EDC, SurgeUp is a 5 week program set to debut in October 2019.

Have an idea, but don't know where to start? SurgeUp is a 5-week bootcamp based on the Kaufmann FastTrac Curriculum. The program features roundtable discussions, guest speakers, one-on-one mentorship and tons of resources and practical workshops.

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How does it work?

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MADE POSSIBLE BY

MENTORSHIP

Groundswell mentors are industry experts in their field who give their time to help support new founders and share their experience in the field.

PROGRAMMING

Our formal programming is based on the proven Kauffman FastTrac curriculum and will give you all of the tools you need to formalize a new idea and go to market. 

GUEST SPEAKERS

Roundtables in the SurgeUp program will leverage subject-matter experts an mentors for in-depth discussions on a wide variety of must-know topics.

COMMUNITY

Our community is a diverse network of founders, creatives, technologists and entrepreneurs, all of whom are passionate about the growth of the local ecosystem.

Join the SurgeUp Cohort of October 2019

Get custom-tailored support and programming based on the needs of your team and the industries of your cohort. This five week program will help you polish your business model, build a pitch deck and will end with a public pitch practice. Registration fee per team of up to three cofounders is $99.

Meet our Mentors

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Pawan Gaikwad

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
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Keith Nugent

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
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Alex Rudloff

TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
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Aaron Burnett

MARKETING STRATEGY
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Kailas Narendran

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
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James Stern

PITCHING AND INVESTMENT
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Adam Hoffmann

CREATIVE STRATEGY
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Ryan Shelley

DIGITAL MARKETING & SEO
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Shane Close

UI/UX
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Andy Quintana

SALES AND MARKETING
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Roger Baker

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING
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Jason Rosensweig

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
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Anthony Eden

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
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Kim Shivler

COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY
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Jonathan Reed

BUSINESS STRATEGY
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Robert Duffy

HUMAN RESOURCES
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Bryan Stewart

STRATEGY AND GROWTH
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Quentin Shock

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
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Russell Finney

PITCHING
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Michelle Crawford

STRATEGY AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
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Scott Dainton

FINANCIAL STRATEGY & GROWTH
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Marcin Kubiak

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Mamoon Rashid

TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY &
GLOBAL OPERATIONS
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Chuck Atkins

HEALTHTECH

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