527 Startups Supported
$900MM in Capital Raised
5200+ Jobs Created

We are
Tampa Bay Wave

We start with entrepreneurs and build an ecosystem around them. We bring together founders, mentors, investors, connections, and mission critical supporters to enable our vision. We are a “for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs” innovation community, offering:

  • World-class Startup Support
  • Corporate Innovation Programs
  • Collaborative Innovation Hub

World-class Startup Support

The programs your startup needs when you need them – from our nationally recognized, zero-equity accelerator programs that fast-track startup growth to our year-round CORE program that provides ongoing mentoring, strategic introductions, and more.

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Corporate Innovation Programs

We develop and manage accelerator programs to meet the social and strategic objectives of our corporate partners. We can help corporations rekindle their “entrepreneurial spirit” and expose them to innovation trends through interactions with our startup community.

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Collaborative Innovation Hub

Our location in Downtown Tampa is where we run the majority of our programs, workshops, CEO roundtables and more. Members also have access to flex office space, meeting rooms, a podcast studio, and more. Facilities are available to the public and can be rented on a daily or monthly basis.

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What They Say


Three years ago, when we participated in the Tampa Bay Wave, the lessons we learned and relationships gained have been a huge accelerator in our growth to support 15 million lives in all 50 states partnering with payers and providers.

Chris Molaro
Neuroflow, Founder & CEO

Since joining the Wave we have seen exponential company growth on every level. The Wave advisors have helped guide us through the different stages of starting a company and we are extremely thankful for their help!

Aaron White
Script, Co-Founder & CEO

I deeply believe in the mission of Tampa Bay Wave. I fully support growing and nurturing local tech companies as a strategic arm of our economic development impact and strategy for the entire state of Florida. Supporting this ecosystem, and working with tech entrepreneurs provides me with the opportunity to make a valuable contribution. I invite you to be a part of this community by becoming a Friend of Wave!

Alex Sink
Wave Board

The Tampa Bay Wave TechDiversity Accelerator really helped us level up our company development. They bring tremendous value and a strong network that has helped us learn and grow.

Tran T. Huynh, D.O.
OpticSurg, President

To make Tampa Bay a nationally-recognized hub for cybersecurity, technology, and innovation, we must support startups through every stage of their journey. World-class programs such as the CyberTechlX Accelerator attracts entrepreneurs seeking to disrupt a highly sought-after cybersecurity market and positions them with the resources they need to be successful, such as mentoring, one-on-one feedback from tech founders, pitch coaching, investment readiness programs, and strategic introductions to investors.

Scott Price
CEO, A-lign

The team at Tampa Bay Wave is chock full of driven, passionate leaders with a laser focus on positioning your startup success. Their experience and acumen helped us fill gaps in our market strategy, and they leveraged their personal networks to connect us to strategic partners and investors.

Erik Paul
CEO, Exiom