Dr. Richard Munassi, MD, MBA

Accelerator Managing Director

Dr. Richard Munassi is the Accelerator Managing 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.