The Ground started off as a little seedling. An idea really. In a seemingly vast sea of start up hubs and incubators, and accelerators, there didn't seem to be a space for the oddballs. The companies past incubation or the repeat offenders who just wanted to make and do cool shit with their friends.
Thus, the Jard was born in 2012 where a group of friends and start up veterans worked together in nerd haven. But, they quickly outgrew the Jard, so the first house at Bredgatan 4 was bought in 2015. Growing pains continued and the house next door was bought shortly thereafter, officially opening in 2017.
Currently comprised of 23 companies, 120 people, and a few dogs, the Ground has evolved from a seedling to a full blown co-working ecosystem. As we grow and change, we try to keep our three 'ground' rules in mind:
1) Be an 'icke'-inkubator, or place for experienced, expert startups to get the benefits and flexibility of being in an incubator without having to be in an incubator program.
2) Encourage diversity and sustainability within tech. This means hiring more gender, background, and idea diverse individuals and creating a safe space for everyone.
3) Create a 'third space' workspace that's somewhere in between work and home.
Who are we?
The tech industry may be dominated by men, but it's three badass women keep the Ground running #GRLPWR