Media Kit

Impact

Recent Press Releases

March 4, 2021

TechDiversity Accelerator Boosts Innovation for Underrepresented Startup Founders

February 16, 2021

Tampa Bay Wave Appoints Charlotte Baker as Board Chair

January 19, 2021

Tampa Bay Wave Launches Inaugural CyberTech|X Accelerator, Announces Startup Cohort

November 8, 2020

Tampa Bay Wave names Ramit Singh Director of Startup & Entrepreneurship Programs

September 23, 2020

Tampa Bay Wave announces new cybersecurity accelerator to grow Tampa Bay reputation for cybersecurity and generate new jobs

July 9, 2020

EDA Grant For Florida Startups Yields Lakeland Group Investment

June 29, 2020

Tampa Bay Wave and Embarc Collective Partner with JPMorgan Chase to Empower Women-led Tech Startups in Florida

May 1, 2020

Tampa Bay Wave welcomes 15 new startups to 2020 TechDiversity Accelerator Cohort

March 20, 2019

Former Catalina Marketing CEO Jamie Egasti Named Newest Executive Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Tampa Bay Wave

May 10, 2018

Tampa Bay Wave welcomes 10 new startups to inaugural TechDiversity Cohort

February 14, 2018

Tampa Bay Wave collaborates with The Nielsen FoundaCon to launch the TechDiversity Accelerator Program in Tampa Bay

January 9, 2018

Tampa Bay Wave Becomes First Florida-Based GAN Accelerator

Leadership

Linda Olson
President
Dee Garcia
Director of Development
Richard Munassi
Director of Accelerator Cohorts
Ramit Singh
Director of Startup & Entrepreneurship Programs
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Short Description

Founded in 2008,Tampa Bay Wave, Inc. is a "by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs" 501(c)(3) nonprofit helping to build, launch,and grow breakout tech-enabled businesses in theTampa Bay area and beyond. Wave delivers world-class support to startups, designs and manages corporate innovation programs, and provides office facilities in a downtown Tampa collaborative innovation hub.Tampa Bay Wave is a "Zero-Equity" accelerator that has mobilized a coalition of both public and private partners to fund operations and help transform the region into a significant tech hub. Since 2013,Tampa Bay Wave has supported over 300 companies raising $300M in capital and creating over 2000 jobs in the greaterTampa Bay area.

Long Description

While searching for organizations to help start her own business, Linda Olson identified an unsolved problem – Tampa Bay lacked a robust ecosystem to support startups through their early business challenges – which led to her founding the Tampa Bay Wave in 2008. What started as a meetup of like-minded entrepreneurs has grown to become a multi-faceted "by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs" organization to foster the growth of tech-enabled startups in the Tampa Bay area and beyond.

Tampa Bay Wave is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing support directly to startups through curated 90 day accelerator programs, its CORE program for year-round support, and its Venture Center which provides office space and community for entrepreneurs located in downtown Tampa. Wave is a "Zero-Equity" accelerator, taking no equity share in its member companies, that has mobilized a coalition of both public and private partners to fund operations and help transform the region into a significant tech hub. Wave’s extensive mentor network provides world-class startup support and has enabled Tampa Bay Wave to become the only Florida member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN). Wave also designs and manages corporate accelerator programs, with a special commitment to diversity, and can customize programs based on industry vertical, founder characteristics, and location -- with the tools to recruit startups regionally, nationally, and globally. Since 2013,Tampa Bay Wave has supported over 300 companies raising $300M in capital and creating over 2000 jobs in the greaterTampa Bay Area.

Resources

Tampa Bay Wave 2020 Impact Report

Contact

Media Contact
Cesar R. Hernandez
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Founder + Managing Director

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