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Support Tomorrow's Brightest Companies Today

Being a part of a community is incredibly exciting and rewarding while making an impact on our region’s future.

Friends of Wave

Join our Wave’s largest and most exciting community of donors and supporters and enjoy many of the benefits!

  • Engage with leading founders and CEO’s of the area’s brightest startups
  • Get plugged in and network with the region’s innovation community
  • Invitations to exclusive events and access to preferred seating
  • Plus, recognition of your support

Learn More About Friends of Wave

One-Time Gifts

Make an impact! Donations of all sizes are welcome whether cash, inkind, stock, or other forms.  For larger gifts, explore opportunities for named recognition in the the Wave Venture Center in downtown Tampa.  Email us at for more information.

Monthly Splash Club Donors

Join the movement by becoming a Splash Club member! Thanks to our partners at Harness, Splash Club members can easily make monthly recurring donations of any size in exchange for numerous benefits such as some coworking benefits, exclusive invites, PLUS get a free t-shirt.

Join the Wave Splash Club Today!

Rising Tide Relief Fund

Support Tampa Bay’s entrepreneurs in times of crisis!  In 2020, many startups were faced with the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and our micro-loan program was able to provide a lifeline to some of the most promising companies in need.  By supporting our Rising Tide Relief Fund, your one-time contribution can support numerous startups for years to come as these loans are repaid and replenish the fund.

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NEW! Scholarship Fund

NEW for 2021!  You asked & we listened!  Now you can make a donation that you know will directly impact one or more startups.  Email Dee Garcia at for more information, including opportunities for a Named Scholarship, as well as scholarships designated for various categories such as startups founded by veterans, women, etc.

Thank You Corporate Friends!

Wave Loves Our Friends!

By becoming a Friend of Wave, you can make a lasting impact on this community while enjoying the benefits of a “front row seat” to the hottest tech startups in Florida (and beyond!).  Get exclusive invites to events where you can meet the future business leaders of the region, while mingling with members of Wave’s mentor and investor networks.

A Message from Past Chair


I deeply believe in the mission of The 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
Past Chair