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Jenna Reid

Jenna Reid is the co-founder of Groundswell Startups. She is a communications strategist serving high-tech founders in Space Coast, FL. Follow her at jennareid.com
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BREAKING: No. 2 cause of death in young people sees major breakthrough

Nov 2, 2023 1:32:20 PM / by Jenna Reid

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Few things are more traumatic than the sudden, unexpected death of an apparently healthy young person. The National Institute of Health indicates more than 350,000 individuals in the United States experience Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) each year. Evan Ernst said losing his 15-year-old childhood friend and teammate, Rafe Maccarone, to SCA during a high school soccer practice in Cocoa Beach transformed him personally and inspired him to do anything he could to prevent it from happening to another young person.

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Local founder says ‘trust and coachability’ drive growth

Oct 20, 2023 10:53:37 AM / by Jenna Reid

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KationX to revolutionize water treatment remediation

Sep 28, 2023 10:27:15 AM / by Jenna Reid

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William Cox lives on the Indian River Lagoon, the largest estuary in the United States where water quality concerns often top the list of political priorities. Before moving to Brevard County, he helped multi-billion dollar petroleum companies engineer processes to dissolve toxic, hazardous buildup in the safest and most cost-effective way. Cox recently worked with seasoned technologists to develop KationX, a nontoxic powder used by wastewater treatment facilities to instantly dissolve muck and improve water reuse best practices.  

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The key to more ‘Made in USA’ products isn’t what you think

Jul 25, 2023 2:54:13 PM / by Jenna Reid

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Groundswell Startups, the largest tech incubator in the southeast, is sending a strong signal to city leaders everywhere that increasing access to world-class resources and seasoned mentors builds better communities. Groundswell hosted a ribbon cutting for a first-of-its-kind prototype laboratory on May 18. The lab is made possible by a $500,000 grant from Brevard County Commissioners supporting the not-for-profit incubator. All prototyping equipment will be accessible to area residents and companies in Brevard County. 

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Groundswell’s Prototype Lab: Reduce Barriers to ‘Made in USA’ Products

May 3, 2023 9:34:09 AM / by Jenna Reid

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The largest high tech startup incubator in the southeast just expanded – again. Productivity hums within the deep purple, blue, red and black graffiti-tagged walls of Groundswell Startup’s brand new prototype lab as the last of the new additive manufacturing machines are wheeled in and unboxed on Irwin Street. What was once an indoor skatepark, in an underserved district of Downtown Melbourne, Florida, is now home to more and more startup founders making headlines in Tech Crunch and Forbes and closing deals with seasoned and accredited investors across states like Florida, Georgia, California, Texas and Maryland. 

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Why AI Art is Here to Stay (in a good way)

Mar 14, 2023 11:04:03 AM / by Jenna Reid

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3 Groundswell Startups named ‘Top Startups to Watch’ by Orlando Inno

Dec 16, 2022 10:43:55 AM / by Jenna Reid

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Three Groundswell Startups named ‘Top Startups to Watch’ by Orlando Inno 

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