Tampa Bay Wave

  • Location: North America, United States, Tampa Bay
  • Timing of Applications: Fall, Summer, Winter
  • Focus: Agnostic
  • Vertical: Agnostic

Located in beautiful Tampa, Florida, Tampa Bay Wave is a leading non-profit accelerator providing resources and support for early stage tech companies. While Wave’s 90-day program is generally industry agnostic, the program does specialize in 8-10 industry verticals that are well represented within their extensive mentor network.

Each Wave company is matched to resources according to their industry and stage of business (pre-revenue, early revenue, growth stage). Wave calls these BUILD, LAUNCH, and GROW stages. Graduates of the program have the option to continue receiving mentorship, connections, and access to capital until they exit or otherwise graduate to breakout success; BUILD and LAUNCH stage companies advance to LAUNCH or GROW within 6 to 12 months.

Wave takes no equity and yet can offer access to seed funding through an institutional fund dedicated to graduates of Tampa Bay Wave’s accelerator program.