When we started Tampa Bay Wave in 2008, we were motivated to build a community-driven nonprofit organization that supports the success of Tampa Bay’s tech entrepreneurs and the innovative businesses they are building. What started as a peer group for local entrepreneurs is now a leading tech accelerator in Tampa Bay that supports over 150 tech startups and 250 entrepreneurs. We are driven by our mission to help Tampa Bay’s tech entrepreneurs build the future of technology in Tampa Bay and in the world.
We help entrepreneurs build, launch, grow breakout tech businesses in Tampa Bay.
Everything we do is connected to our vision to nurture and support the long-term success of Tampa Bay’s tech entrepreneurs. Our vision is being achieved through the Wave accelerator program, which helps entrepreneurs build, launch, and grow breakout tech businesses.
Building a Better Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Wave’s Vision over the next 5 years is to help
at least 50 tech startups develop into successful “fundable” ventures (go from BUILD to LAUNCH)
at least 5 tech startups reach the path to break-out success (go from LAUNCH to GROW).
Tampa Bay Wave’s nationally recognized accelerator program empowers tech entrepreneurs to build, launch, and grow their businesses into successful ventures.
We help early stage, pre-revenue startups turn their innovative ideas into tangible products.
- Product Development
- Product/Market Validation
- Seed Fund
- Personal Savings
After developing and iterating on your product, Tampa Bay Wave helps its tech startups scale to start earning revenue.
- Scalable Business Validation
Sources of Capital
- Angel Investors
Tampa Bay Wave’s programs, tools, and resources help our tech startups reach their full potential.
- Business Building
- High Growth
Sources of Capital
- Venture Capital
Wave is led by a team of innovators who are passionate about nurturing a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem in Tampa Bay that contributes to the growth and success of tech startups.
Director of Development & Business Incubation