Richard Munassi

Director of Accelerator Cohorts

Dr. Richard Munassi is the Cohort Director at Tampa Bay Wave. He has been a part of the Wave team since 2016, first as a Mentor, then as Entrepreneur in Residence, and since 2018 has held the Cohort Director position.

Dr. Munassi leads the Wave’s multiple 90 day Accelerator programs, ensuring cohort companies maximize their opportunities during the sprint. A serial entrepreneur with deep ties to California and the Gulf Coast, Dr. Munassi brings a unique network and background to Wave that includes ties to MassChallenge, NASA, SXSW, FedTech, MIT Solve, UCSF Health, TMCx, and more.