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Tampa Bay Wave and its partners proudly present the HealthTech|X Accelerator, building on a legacy of more than 30 successful accelerators in a decade. We’re thrilled to launch this exclusive program, tailor-made for promising health technology startups ready to scale.

Our mission is to reinforce Florida’s position as a vibrant HealthTech hub. By attracting attention from the healthcare industry globally, we’re fostering a dynamic ecosystem of startups and top-tier talent.

Stay tuned for more details and how to apply for this exciting new accelerator!

Tampa Bay Wave is a non-profit, non-equity, community-fueled accelerator launched over 10 years ago and recently named the #1 Accelerator in Florida. With world-class accelerator programs built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, Tampa Bay Wave provides early-stage, well vetted startups from Tampa Bay and around the world with educational programming, critical connections, and peer support at NO COST.

Trulli

The Tampa Bay Wave 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
Trulli

Criteria for Consideration

  • Business built with proprietary technology creating the next-generation of health technology products & solutions
  • Dedicated management of at least two full-time people
  • Ability to travel to Tampa at least 3 times during the 90-day program
  • Proof of market validation
  • Investable and/or scalable business
  • Viable business plan
  • Financial runaway of at least 6-12 months

Applications for the HealthTech|X 2024 program are open!

Accelerator Benefits

Guidance and Mentorship

  • Dedicated Support & Coaching
  • One of the largest mentor networks with various subject matter & vertical expertise, including programming designed to help you efficiently connect with the best mentors for your startup
  • 24/7 access to online portal for cohort companies and Wave’s Mentor Network
  • Continued support beyond accelerator program with free CORE membership for an additional 3 months

Community and Connections

  • Dedicated Support & Coaching
  • One of the largest mentor networks with various subject matter & vertical expertise, including programming designed to help you efficiently connect with the best mentors for your startup
  • 24/7 access to online portal for cohort companies and Wave’s Mentor Network
  • Continued support beyond accelerator program with free CORE membership for an additional 3 months

Access to Capital

  • Growing and engaged investor network with introductions based on readiness and investor fit
  • Capital coaching to help prepare for Pitches, Investor Meetings, etc.
  • Exposure during TechDiversity Demo Day (exclusively for accredited investors)

Exposure and Savings

  • PR and Marketing support to communicate successes and celebrate milestones
  • Flexible office space and meeting rooms access
  • Well-over $10,000 in annual savings with our perks partners
Brian Model (Topmark Parnters)
Managing Partner
Chris Molaro (NeuroFlow)
Founder & CEO
Chuck Melendi Jr. (Johnson & Johnson)
Healthcare Policy & Advocacy Director
Craig Anderson (BayCare Health System)
Director of Innovation
Dan Vukmer (USF Health)
CEO, Tampa Bay Health Alliance; Chief Strategy Officer, USF Health; Senior Associate Dean, MCOM
David Seo, MD (Nicklaus Children’s Hospital)
Senior Vice President & Chief Digital and Information Officer
David Williams (Levo Health)
COO & Managing Partner
Derek Pupello, MBA (FIVE Labs)
Founder & CEO
Edmondo Robinson, MD, MBA (Downeast Digital)
Founder and CEO
Haru Okuda MD, FACEP, FSSH (USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation – CAMLS)
Executive Director
Indra Sandal, PhD, MBA (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
Chief of Innovation
Jared Saul, MD (Amazon Web Services)
Chief Medical Officer, Commercial Healthcare and Life Sciences
Jerett Smith (Ballast Point Ventures)
Vice President
Kevin Sneed, MD (USF Taneja College of Pharmacy & USF Health)
Dean (USF College of Pharmacy) & Senior Associate Vice President (USF Health)
Kirstie McCool (GuideWell Innovation)
Executive Director
Lien Le, MD (TGH)
VP Hospital Medicine/Associate Chief Medical Officer
Matt Durski (Accenture)
Health Strategist and Thought Leader
Nate Lacktman (Foley & Lardner)
Equity Partner
Rachel Feinman (Tampa General Hospital)
VP Innovation (TGH InnoVentures)

Key Dates

Applications OpenApril 2, 2024
Applications DueMay 24, 2024
Program KickoffJuly 22, 2024
Final Pitch NightSeptember 4, 2024

APPLICATIONS OPEN

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