Making Waves...

Discover the innovative companies in our tech community

Since 2013, we’ve helped over 300 startups grow innovative tech companies through our world-class programs and services. With our mix of “been there, done that” 100+ member mentor network and an approach tailored to the unique needs of your startup, Wave can help you achieve long-term success. Join Florida’s largest and most experienced community of mentors, investors, and advocates, and build your high potential company alongside some of the most exciting tech startups in the U.S.

Accelerator Companies

Featured Founder

Linda Olson
CEO & Founder of Tampa Bay Wave

Linda Olson is the CEO & founder of Tampa Bay Wave, a 501c3 nonprofit committed to the expansion of Tampa Bay’s innovation-driven economy by providing early stage companies with the resources they need to build bold, innovative breakout tech companies. Wave has supported over 300 tech startups since 2013 who collectively have raised over $250 million and created nearly 2,000 jobs. With extensive mentor, corporate, and investor networks, Tampa Bay Wave runs the only Florida-based accelerator accepted into GAN, the global accelerator network.

Linda is a member of Startup Champions Network (formerly Startup America Partnership). She also serves as an Honorary Commander at MacDill Air Force Base and on advisory boards for the Straz Center, Centre for Women, and Visit Tampa Bay. In 2019, Linda was selected to the U.S. delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Bahrain.

A native of St. Pete Beach, Linda enjoys spending time with her family, including two amazing daughters whom she is raising to be future female entrepreneurs in Tampa Bay.

What They Say


The team at Tampa Bay Wave is chock full of driven, passionate leaders with a laser focus on positioning your startup for success. Their experience and acumen helped us fill gaps in our market strategy, and they leveraged their personal networks to connect us to strategic partners and investors.

Erik Paul
Exiom Health Services, CEO

Tampa Bay Wave has been a refreshing and resourceful community that thrives in helping its entrepreneurs grow their companies while enriching their knowledge. Wave has helped GuestBox establish a strong voice in the hospitality and the entrepreneurship community.

Shuchi Vyas

The Tampa Bay Wave TechDiversity 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

The Tampa Bay Wave has been an important part of the RxLive team since the very beginning.  The Wave’s post accelerator resources – in particular the ongoing engagement with an excellent mentor network – has been extremely helpful.  Our involvement with the Wave continues to pay dividends in terms of access to capital, exposure and insight.

Mark Engelen
RxLive, CEO, Co-Founder