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TAMPA, FL (September 12, 2016) – Tampa Bay Wave, Inc. (WAVE) has announced the selection of Stephanie Lindstrom (formerly Stephanie Ashley) as its new Director of Development and Incubation. Lindstrom, a former board member of Wave, was selected after a regional search and selection process.
“We are thrilled to be working with Stephanie,” reported Linda Olson, President and Founder of Tampa Bay WaVE. “She will bring leadership and creativity to WaVE’s incubation and coworking programs, and I am very impressed with her deep sense of commitment to fostering our region’s tech startup ecosystem. Her experience with programming, fundraising, and leadership roles with nonprofits, the USF tech incubator, and in various public sector positions has provided her with a terrific breadth of perspective and experience.”
Lindstrom’s resume includes over 10 years of incubation management, economic development, and nonprofit fundraising experience. She also has a master’s degree in public administration. Lindstrom most recently served as Director of Business Incubation and Economic Development at the University of South Florida where she oversaw the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator at the USF Research Park. Prior to that Lindstorm worked as a Manager of Economic Development for Hillsborough County, one of Tampa Bay WaVE’s largest funding sources. where she managed all aspects of the Economic Development Innovation Initiative (EDI2). a comprehensive program of Hillsborough County to drive the growth of technology and innovation startup businesses in Tampa Bay.
“I look forward to continuing to serve and partner with the area’s entrepreneurial support organizations in this new capacity,” remarks Lindstrom. “I am dedicated to Tampa Bay Wave’s mission because it provides vital economic enrichment to our community. Wave plays a key role in supporting and developing breakout tech companies in Tampa Bay which creates a direct contribution to this region’s quality of life.”
About Tampa Bay WaVE:
Tampa Bay Wave, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing local entrepreneurs with facilitated access to the resources, expertise and capital they need to grow vibrant technology-based companies in Tampa Bay and create high wage tech jobs, thus fostering an innovation-based economy for the region. Tampa Bay Wave actively supports more than 100 tech startups in Tampa Bay thanks to grant funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), plus support from its economic development partners Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa. Tampa Bay Wave also receives support from corporate partners such as Bank of America, Tampa Bay Rays, Sykes Enterprises, Florida Blue, Foley & Lardner, Tribridge, AgileThought, and Bright House Networks.