About Us

Our History

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.

Our Mission

WE HELP ENTREPRENEURS BUILD, LAUNCH, AND GROW BREAKOUT TECH BUSINESSES IN TAMPA BAY.

Building a Better Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Wave’s mission over the next 5 years is to help at least 50 tech startups develop into successful “fundable” ventures (go from BUILD to LAUNCH) and at least 5 tech startups reach the path to break-out success (go from LAUNCH to GROW).

Our Framework

Tampa Bay Wave’s nationally recognized accelerator program empowers tech entrepreneurs to build, launch, and grow their businesses into successful ventures.

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Build

We help early stage, pre-revenue startups turn their innovative ideas into tangible products.

  • Product Development
  • Product/Market Validation

Capital Opportunities

  • Seed Fund
  • Personal Savings
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LAUNCH

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
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Grow

Tampa Bay Wave’s programs, tools, and resources help our tech startups reach their full potential.

  • Business Building
  • High Growth

Sources of Capital

  • Institutional
  • Venture Capital

STAFF


ENTREPRENEURS IN RESIDENCE

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Ken Young

Entrepreneur in Residence

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Marc Mandt

Entrepreneur in Residence

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Steven Fiske

Entrepreneur in Residence

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Rich Heruska

Entrepreneur in Residence

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Kostas Stoilas

Entrepreneur in Residence

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Robyn Spoto

Entrepreneur in Residence

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Rich Munassi

Entrepreneur in Residence

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Jeff Goble

Entrepreneur in Residence

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Jack Kennedy

Entrepreneur in Residence

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Alfred Goldberg
Chair

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Linda Olson
President

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Lance Raab
Secretary

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Anita Camacho
Treasurer

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Alex Sink

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Chuck Papageorgiou

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David Etheredge

Joe Hodges

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Stewart Kelly

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Kailah Matyas

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Gerwai Todd

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Kostas Stoilas

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Nelson Castellano

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Darcy Raymond

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Jim Gossett

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Lindsey Kimball

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Shane Needham

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David Eason