Melbourne Beach, FL (June 28, 2017) – InitWeather is proud to be a part of the Groundswell Startups, Inc. network! InitWeather will also take part in Groundswell’s Moonshot Prototype Series, in which they will receive individualized mentor support over a 3 month period. Companies involved in the Prototype Series will walk away with a finalized pitch deck, executive summary, a vetted financial model and pro forma.

“InitWeather is excited to be working with the Groundswell team! Not only is it a great place to meet other entrepreneurs, it is an amazing opportunity to have an entire network of mentors available to us,” said Leela Watson, InitWeather’s co-founder.

Groundswell Startups, Inc. is a privately funded, nonprofit incubator serving high tech founders in Space Coast, FL, a region that offers more engineering talent per capita than any other in the United States. Groundswell’s mission is to create a strong pipeline to capital, resources, and industry expert support for the benefit of high impact startup companies in Space Coast, FL.


Melbourne Beach, FL (July 1 2016) -InitWeather is the proud recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I award. This award allows InitWeather to carry out innovative meteorological research and bring that innovation into an operational setting.

“This project demonstrates InitWeather’s creative approach to meteorological research and affirm our determination to bring new ideas and techniques to weather forecasting,” said Leela Watson, InitWeather’s co-founder. “We see our products helping many weather-dependent industries gain an advantage in their fields by translating weather information into decision aids.”

The NSF (SBIR) program seeks to transform scientific discovery into societal and economic benefit by catalyzing private sector commercialization of technological innovations. The program increases the incentive and opportunity for startups and small businesses to undertake cutting-edge, high-quality scientific research and development.