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Media Kit

Impact

Media Coverage

Recent Press Releases

Leadership

Linda Olson
President
Jay Powers
Chief Operating Officer
Dee Garcia
Director of Development
Richard Munassi, MD, MBA
Accelerator Managing Director
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Tampa Bay Wave 2024 CyberTech|X Accelerator Pitch Night - CEO Linda Olson
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Mayor Jane Castor at the Tampa Bay Wave 2023 HealthTech Showcase @USF CAMLS
Tampa Bay Wave 2024 TechDiversity Accelerator Cohort
Accelerator Managing Director Dr. Richard Munassi Introduces LatinTech Panel
Tampa Bay Wave 2023 Hall of Fame Awards
Tampa Bay Wave - 2023 FinTech|X Accelerator Cohort

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Short Description

TAMPA BAY WAVE, the #1 Accelerator in Florida, champions innovation by merging world-class, industry-focused programs with unparalleled support for early-stage startups. As a non-profit for over ten years, we've nurtured a dynamic ecosystem, elevating founders without sacrificing their equity. Our efforts have been a catalyst for economic prosperity, impacting both local and global communities. Bolstered by a robust network of mentors, investors, and partners, and sustained through sponsorships, grants and passionate community backing, we not just nurture startups, but help fuel the entire innovation economy in Tampa Bay and beyond. We are built for founders, fueled by community.

Long Description

For over 10 years, Tampa Bay Wave has supported innovative entrepreneurs. We bring together founders, mentors, partners, investors, connections, and mission-critical supporters through our accelerator and CORE programming and special events. We are built for founders, fueled by community. Our mission is to drive opportunity and prosperity by helping build, launch and grow breakout technology companies. We impact the community’s growth, jobs, talent pool and reputation for having an innovation mindset and an innovation-based economy. Our accelerators attract diverse, national, and global applicants solving critical issues in verticals like healthtech, cybertech, fintech, and more. Tampa Bay Wave is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in downtown Tampa. Wave is a "Zero-Equity" accelerator, taking no equity share in its member companies. We are able to do this by mobilizing a coalition of both public and private partners to fund operations. Wave’s extensive mentor and investor networks provide world-class startup support and funding. Through our reputation and community support, Tampa Bay Wave to become the only Florida member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN). Since 2013, Tampa Bay Wave has supported over 500 companies raising nearly $1B in capital and creating over 5,200 jobs.

Resources

Tampa Bay Wave 2023 Year End Impact Report
HealthTech|X Accelerator Overview
2024 CyberTech|X Accelerator Recap Report
2023-2024 LatinTech Accelerator Recap Report
2023 FinTech|X Accelerator Recap Report
2023 TechDiversity Accelerator Recap Report
Tampa Bay Wave 2022 Impact Report

Contact

Media Contact
Cesar R. Hernandez
Omni Public
Founder + Managing Director

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400 N Tampa st 15th floor - Tampa, Florida 33620

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M: (813) 277-6540
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