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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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Mindstamp Takes Home Grand Prize at Crummer Rollins Venture Plan Competition

Mar 30, 2021 9:49:39 AM / by Jarin Eisenberg

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Mindstamp, a Melbourne-based software startup,  took home the $25,000 grand prize this past week from the 2021 Crummer Rollins Venture Plan Competition. The annual Rollins Venture Plan Competition is amongst the most prestigious in Florida. Companies selected as finalists have a track record of success, generating over $55 million in revenue and raising over $36 million in investment capital since the competition started in 2012.

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A Perfect Partnership: RTP Systems and Trinetics Group

Feb 11, 2021 4:37:11 PM / by Alaina Cordes

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If there is one thing everyone can agree on, it is the non-negotiable need for sterile surgical instruments in our hospitals. That is why the partnership between RTP Systems Inc. and Trinetics Group is so incredibly important. These two companies have collectively come up with a machine that produces 1 MILLION surgical instrument sterilization wraps annually.

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AK3D: The Connection Between Ideas and Manufacturing

Feb 11, 2021 4:28:48 PM / by Alaina Cordes

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Andrew Katrina of AK3D is excited about the future of additive manufacturing, the ever-growing technology known more commonly as 3D printing. Through the use of additive manufacturing, AK3D is breaking down barriers for entrepreneurs by reducing the costs to getting a prototype made and providing small-run manufacturing. This allows inventors to get their product into the hands of customers and gain valuable early-stage feedback.

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Groundswell Startups Hires Russ Finney to Meet the Needs of Growing Tech-Ecosystem

Feb 4, 2021 11:19:35 AM / by Jarin Eisenberg

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2021 is a year of growth for Groundswell Startups and their expanding ecosystem. The recent completion of the 8,500 square foot Tomahawk Robotics building marked a milestone for Space Coast startups and paved a pathway for growth for other companies to expand. Recently, Critical Frequency Design, Givr Packaging, and Alertgy all moved to buildings adjacent to Groundswell Startups to meet the growing demands of their customers, and to provide more space for their employees.

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Meet Our Idea Stage Accelerator Cohort

Jan 15, 2021 10:24:05 AM / by Alaina Cordes posted in Groundswell Update

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A dynamic partnership between Groundswell Startups and StarterStudio brings the second Idea Stage Accelerator Cohort to Brevard County, kicking off January 27th, 2021. 

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Form and Function: The Catania Enterprises Approach

Jan 11, 2021 10:20:21 AM / by Alaina Cordes posted in Company Spotlight

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A feature on Good Morning America is a big deal for any business, but for a small business, it is game-changing. Groundswell member Catania Enterprises teamed up with Amaranth Vase Company to produce a reimagined flower vase so innovative, it was promoted on Good Morning America’s “Deals & Steals” this fall.

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Groundswell Startups Community Swells with New Tech Expansions

Nov 18, 2020 12:14:58 PM / by Jarin Eisenberg posted in Groundswell Update

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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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