the growth of your startup with the support and resources of Tampa Bay WaVE, including a network of mentors, subject matter experts and fellow entrepreneurs
Each company is categorized into one of three phases. Our goal is to help your startup reach the milestones necessary in order to move to the next phase in 6 to 12 months.
The BUILD phase is designed to help early stage, pre-revenue startups validate their assumptions, reach product/market fit, & achieve the milestones necessary to become an investable company.
Your product is launched and you’re earning revenue, the goal now is to validate your business model & its ability to scale, all while iterating on your product & raising capital.
Our GROW level companies have reached $1 million in revenue or investment. These startups are on the verge of breakout success, and are navigating major partnerships & massive growth.
The FirstWave Accelerator is key to success in Tampa Bay.
I gain most value from WaVE's executive team and mentors walking by with potential investors and partners that I get an opportunity to meet. I wouldn't have this opportunity in any other space.
The FirstWaVE Accelerator's mentor program has been an invaluable resource for helping us navigate challenges and stay focused on what is important.
Having access to an ecosystem of talented and knowledgeable professionals who can provide feedback, guidance, and expanded relationships in the community has been invaluable to KiteDesk.
The ability to sit down with a number of experts provided through the program, each having their own experiences, has helped us navigate the best path for our growing company.
The mentors have quickly guided us through some of the challenges that otherwise would have been monumental tasks.
A mentor at the WaVE instantly took me under his wing and introduced me to people in my target market. Because of him I was able to conduct 15 interviews in less than a month!