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Mint Fresco Launches Handcrafted, American Made Solid Metal Furniture Legs

Jul 20, 2021 1:46:41 PM / by Jarin Eisenberg

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Meet Tara Endress - Having relocated to Florida's Space Coast earlier this year from San Francisco with her husband Scott, Endress saw the move as an opportunity to pursue one of her passions, breathing new life into vintage furniture pieces through the creation of handcrafted, hand-machined solid metal furniture legs. With support of the Groundswell Startups community, and an English built Clausing-Colchester lathe, Mint Fresco was launched.

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What's Happening in July at Groundswell Startups

Jun 29, 2021 8:53:29 AM / by Jarin Eisenberg posted in Groundswell Update

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Sea Threads Kickstarter Launch Party Exceeds Funding Goal First Two Hours of Event

Jun 28, 2021 12:26:08 PM / by Alaina Cordes

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What's Happening In June

Jun 11, 2021 2:27:03 PM / by Jarin Eisenberg posted in Groundswell Update

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Have you exercised your mind today?

May 27, 2021 7:50:41 AM / by Jarin Eisenberg posted in Company Spotlight

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Seth Hickerson, Founder of My Steady Mind, is no stranger to high-pressure situations. A two-branch Military Veteran, Hickerson served five years in the US Navy, stationed in Tokyo, Japan, Rota, and Spain, and four years in the Air Force Reserve at Langley AFB in Virginia. Hickerson's passion is to use his military training and experiences to help individuals incorporate mindfulness and resiliency training into their everyday lives. His timing could not be better as there is a renewed sense of importance and awareness on mental wellness and the feelings of burnout, stress, and mental fatigue exacerbated by the impacts of COVID-19. 

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Groundswell Startups and the University of Florida Launch Pilot Program Connecting Engineering and Business Students to Space Coast Startups for Virtual Internships

May 26, 2021 9:54:26 AM / by Jarin Eisenberg posted in Groundswell Update

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Groundswell Startups, in partnership with the University of Florida’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, has launched a pilot program to connect top engineering and business students to Space Coast-based startups for summer Virtual Internships. The partnership is part of a broader initiative to showcase the Space Coast as a destination for students upon graduation. The two organizations recently announced a collaborative partnership that enables startups in the Groundswell ecosystem to access UF’s supercomputer, a result of a 100-million-dollar public-private partnership with the university and Silicon Valley-based technology company NVIDIA.

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Machine Learning, SolidWorks, Idea Hour & More

May 11, 2021 3:39:53 PM / by Jarin Eisenberg

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Groundswell Startups partners with the University of Florida to bring AI supercomputer access to the Space Coast

May 4, 2021 8:42:37 AM / by Jarin Eisenberg posted in Groundswell Update

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Groundswell Startups is proud to announce a collaborative partnership with the University of Florida Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering that will bring companies on Florida’s Space Coast access to the most powerful artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer in academia.

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Make-Print Takes Home $5K 2nd Place Prize at Embry-Riddle Launch Your Venture Competition

Apr 23, 2021 10:34:41 AM / by Jarin Eisenberg

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Make-Print, a Melbourne-based software startup, took home the $5,000 second place prize from the 2021 Embry-Riddle Launch Your Venture Competition. The annual pitch competition is amongst the most prestigious in Florida for student-led startups. The state-wide competition is focused on disruptive technologies impacting the aviation, aerospace and engineering industries. The prize money is often the first dollar these student-led startups receive to explore their idea and launch their company. 

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MotorCo: Advanced, American-Made Electric Motors

Mar 30, 2021 10:49:21 AM / by Alaina Cordes

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Chris Marot is a familiar face around Groundswell Startups and no stranger to growing new businesses. An entrepreneur with specialized experience, he has started MotorCo Electric, a company that is creating modern, efficient and domestically-sourced electric motors. During his time in the United States Army, Chris learned there is a substantial demand for better electric motors, especially with a new national mandate to move away from electric motors, permanent magnets and rare Earth materials that are produced overseas. With a clear market need, Chris teamed up with Groundswell Member Andrew Katrina, Groundswell Founder John Vecchio and Scott Hrastar MotorCo began.

 

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