About CORE

Designed specifically for tech startups, the CORE Membership plan provides ongoing mentorship, peer support, access to investors and customers to accelerate the growth of their businesses.

What's Unique about CORE

  • Exclusively tech-focused
  • Region’s largest community of startups, professional mentors, investors and other supporters
  • Unlimited access to entire mentor network and online “Members + Mentors Only” portal
  • As Florida’s best source of early-stage investor deal-flow, our reputation has helped us attract the largest active early-stage investor network from across the U.S.
  • SBIR expertise and application support
  • Florida’s only Global Accelerator Network (GAN) member, granting companies access to over $100k in exclusive perks
  • Exclusive Conference Discounts + Meeting Room Access


… all available regardless of geographical location!

Explore our CORE Membership

$300 Monthly Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Access to Entire Mentor Network
  • Access to Members-Only Online Portal + Content Library
  • Access to Investor Network, SBIR Support, and Investor-Readiness Services
  • CEO Roundtables
  • Access to Monthly Speakers + Workshops
  • GAN Membership Benefits/Discounts
  • Networking Opportunities at Wave Signature Events
  • Onboarding call with Investor Relation Specialist
  • Pitchbook Access
  • Professionally facilitated events
  • Wave facilitated access to investors

Hear From Our CORE Members


The Wave helped 180byTwo grow our company to new and amazing heights. With the guidance and support from the Wave team, mentor network, and community, we were able to build a great company, grow in Tampa, and then maximize our exit opportunity.

Ben Goldman
Founder, 180byTwo

We have grown 10x in the time we have been connected with Tampa Bay Wave and I personally look forward to giving back to the next class of up and coming tech founders in the area!

Brad Kugler
CEO, Direct Mail2.0

The Tampa Bay Wave has been an important part of the Rxlive team since the very beginning. The Wave’s post accelerator resources – in particular the ongoing engagement with an excellent mentor network – has been extremely helpful. Our involvement with the Wave continues to pay dividends in terms of access to capital, exposure and insight.

Mark Engelen
Co-Founder & CEO, RXLive

The Wave presented the best opportunity for SPHER to enhance several useful skills including capital investment communications, networking, and sharpening our vision towards growth. The strong commitment from staff, mentors, and community set the Wave apart from every other Accelerator we looked at joining. We are deeply grateful for the guidance and ongoing contributions to our success.

Raymond Ribble
Founder & CEO, SPHER

Moving to a new town with a family comes with its own challenges. The team at Tampa Bay Wave not only provided a founational network, but also provided opportunities for us to raise our profile. All the while considering who I was as a person not just a startup CEO.

Vikas Bhatia
CEO, JustProtect

CORE Sponsors

Tampa Bay Wave is grateful to our CORE sponsors for their commitment to diversity. The entrepreneurial ecosystem cannot reach its full potential until all entrepreneurs and their startups are given equal opportunity to reach their full potential.