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Groundswell Startups Community Swells with New Tech Expansions

Nov 18, 2020 12:14:58 PM / by Jarin Eisenberg

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The opening of the new 8,500 sqft Tomahawk Robotics building has created a pathway for tech expansions in the Groundswell Startups Community. Located in the South Melbourne expansion area, the Tomahawk Robotics building marks a new milestone for the Space Coast startup ecosystem.

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That's a Wrap! Idea Stage Accelerator Participants Pitch Their Companies, Celebrate Milestones

Oct 23, 2020 9:08:26 AM / by Jarin Eisenberg posted in Groundswell Update

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Groundswell Startup’s first collaborative Idea Stage Accelerator Cohort, in partnership with StaterStudio, wrapped up this past month with a Pitch Night. Seven founders, who over the past ten weeks worked to test their ideas, conduct market research, and build sustainable revenue and business models, pitched their ideas to a socially distanced audience of mentors, community partners, and fellow Groundswell companies.

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A Preventative Approach: How the Nonprofit Who We Play For Is Using Tech to Reduce Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Student-Athletes

Oct 23, 2020 9:01:21 AM / by Jarin Eisenberg posted in Company Spotlight

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The facts are simple:

  1. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in sports on school campuses.
  2. 1 in 300 youth have an undetected heart condition that puts them at risk for SCA.
  3. A simple test can save a life.
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Mello Multimedia Launches New Website for Club Esteem, Helps Raise Over $100,000

Oct 23, 2020 8:58:17 AM / by Jarin Eisenberg posted in Company Spotlight

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For so many nonprofits this year, best laid plans had to change to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on communities. Club Esteem, a nonprofit organization offering free after-school and summer programs to economically disadvantaged children in grades 1 through 12 who live in the South Melbourne/Palm Bay area, that meant cancelling their annual Rock the Casbah fundraiser, and shifting the way they delivered their services from face-to-face sessions to virtual tutoring and curbside food pickup.

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The Power of Advocacy: How Codecraft Works, The Evans Center, and Brevard Achievement Center Came Together to Help a Community Member

Oct 1, 2020 8:25:25 AM / by Jarin Eisenberg

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It all started in February of 2019 when Brevard Achievement Center (BAC) reached out to Shannon Landin, CEO/Founder of Codecraft Works, to collaborate on a technical training program. Together, they piloted a program funded by Vocational Rehabilitation, Fibonacci, focused on bringing technical skills to individuals with disabilities, with the goal of removing barriers, ensuring access, and practicing inclusion for all people. As a referral from BAC, Landin met Carl, who joined the program’s first cohort and made an impression on everyone he interacted with along the way. 

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Pushing an Industry Forward: How Skymantics is Helping Airports Adapt During COVID-19

Oct 1, 2020 8:24:00 AM / by Jarin Eisenberg

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Meet Charles Chen and Antonio Correas, Cofounders of Skymantics. Having recently been awarded a contract from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to lead a project under the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)—creating a reference guide for transformations in wireless connectivity for airports—Skymantics is leading the way in identifying needs for new connectivity technology and supporting emerging applications for travel health management. 

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Sea Threads Raises $53K, Launches First Clothing from 100% Certified Ocean Plastic

Oct 1, 2020 8:22:19 AM / by Jarin Eisenberg

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Dylan Cross is on a mission: to bring the first performance wear made completely from recycled ocean plastic to market. What started as a college business venture with a few friends to sell eco-friendly clothing has quickly shifted into a startup focused on solving one of the most pressing issues of our time—getting plastic out of the world’s oceans and doing something good with it. 

 

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With a Little Help from Pawan

Aug 24, 2020 3:56:00 PM / by Jarin Eisenberg posted in Company Spotlight

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If you come to Groundswell Startups seeking help with a product, the first person you’ll likely meet is Pawan. A Groundswell Mentor since the organization was founded in 2016, Pawan has been a trusted advisor to our startup community, helping entrepreneurs and founders turn their ideas into prototypes.

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Going For It: Critical Frequency Design

Aug 1, 2020 12:59:00 PM / by Jarin Eisenberg posted in Company Spotlight

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Johnathen Warren is no stranger to the defense industry, having worked at Harris and Lockheed Martin for over 14 years. When he identified a market need for companies specializing in optical communications, he thought, “If I can win big contracts for the companies I work for, why can’t I do it on a smaller scale for myself?” So he sold his house, took the plunge, and with his wife, Rebecca, founded Critical Frequency Design. 

 

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Hire Llama, The Matchmaker for Startups

Jul 9, 2020 4:12:00 PM / by Jarin Eisenberg posted in Company Spotlight

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You never know whom you might meet at Groundswell Startups, but you can be assured that their background and talent will always surprise and impress you. 
 
Meet   Javier Dutan, Cofounder of   Hire Llama. Javier relocated to Melbourne from New York City this February and made his way to Groundswell Startups, looking to connect to the startup ecosystem on the Space Coast—and we are glad he did!
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