Building the Groundswell

Excellence through Executive Engagement

Wave mentors are essential to furthering our mission because they guide Accelerator members through the process of building, launching, and growing a successful tech startup. Wave mentors are industry experts who are determined to make meaningful, strategic relationships with Wave Accelerator members.

Why Executive Mentorship?

It is no secret that mentorship is one of the most valuable assets for growth. Tampa Bay Wave has taken that value and given it exponential impact by engaging local founders and CEOs who have built companies and had significant exits. These entrepreneurs have proven their skill and ability and we are happy to have them as our Executive Entrepreneurs-in-Residence.

Program Benefits

  • Individual attention from the area’s most successful entrepreneurs
  • Active engagement with those who understand your needs and struggles
  • Access to networks and resources that grow your company
  • Advocates for your success

Our Member Companies

Mentor Network

Mentorship is an integral part of the Tampa Bay Wave experience. We are motivated to connect Wave accelerator members with mentors who are aligned with their business goals, values, and vision. Our mentors are invested in entrepreneurs who are building the future of Tampa Bay’s tech startup ecosystem. One of the many benefits of being a Wave accelerator member is that you will be able to connect with mentors who will help you on your journey of building a successful tech company.

Andrew Adams, Sr.

Tina Agustiady

John Blake

Bernie Borges

Greg Bosl

Deon Bradley

Brent Britton

Nicholas Brunner

Tom Butts

Daniel Caccamo

Santo Cannone

Jordan Casal

Linda Cassaly

Nelson Castellano

Chandra Clines

Ricardo Daza

Madeline Dent

Tony Dibenedetto

Katheryne Downes

David Eason

Hal Edwards

Jamie Egasti

Cliff Emmons

Steven Fiske

Doug Garis

Bill Geiser

Jeff Goble

Kevin Goodwin

Benjamin Gordon

Jim Gossett

JR Griggs

Rick Hanley

Brandon Heitman

Chad Jaquays

Josh Jaquish

Danyell Jones

Jon Katz

Kelly Kavanaugh

Stephen Kelly

Stewart Kelly

Debbie Lundberg

Steve MacDonald

Sam MallikarjunanSam Mallikarjunan

Marc Mandt

Skip Marshall

Kailah Matyas

Marc Matyas

Cameron Mccaskill

Sean Mccoy

Christopher Mcelveen

George McGourty

Matthew McNulty

Kyle Melear

Troy Michels

José Morey, M.D.

John Morrow

Richard Munassi, MD MBA

Dominic Natale

Shane Needham

Susan Nieland

Nick Outman

Brett Owens

Enrico Palumbo

Tom Panaggio

Dennis Panos

Chuck Papageorgiou

Penny Parks

Kalpesh Patel

Andrea Paul

Arnie Perez

Greg Pierce

Eric Pilcher

Janice Pratt

Lance Raab

Emmanuel Ramos

David Reader

Dan Rodriguez

Mario Rodriquez

Steve Rosen

Shoaib Shaikh

Steve Simmons

Ramit Singh

Robyn Spoto

Thomas Stanton

Kim Stebbings

Kostas Stoilas

Andy Swenson

Christopher Tain

Tania Tawil

Gerwai Todd

Gwen Tormey

Marshall Tucker

Thomas Vacca

Jason Warnke

David Whelan

Eric Williams

Scott Winston

Margaret Wong

Interested in motivating and guiding Tampa Bay’s tech entrepreneurs?

Join our community of Wave mentors.

What They Say


There is amazing energy around the tech startup community in Tampa Bay.  As a Wave mentor, I’ve had the opportunity to work with impressive entrepreneurs with exciting solutions.  Supporting their success and that of our region is truly rewarding.

Santo Cannone
Mentor, Entrepreneur in Residence, Board Member