Tampa Bay Wave’s TechDiversity Accelerator program, powered by The Nielsen Foundation, is a ​90 ​day program designed for early stage tech companies 51% owned, controlled, and operated by a minority; woman; veteran or lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person or combination thereof.

This is a national program based out of Tampa that will further elevate the incredible momentum of the Tampa Bay Business & Technology ecosystem. Companies are not required to be based of Tampa, but must come to Tampa 3 times in the 90 Day Program.

The Tampa Bay Wave just became the first Accelerator in the Stage of Florida to be accepted into GAN and new TechDiversity Accelerator companies will have the benefit of becoming a member of the Global Accelerator Network.

Participating companies will work alongside each other in a collaborative, non-competitive environment and will be provided invaluable resources such as a dedicated Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR), one-on-one mentoring, pitch coachin...
Tampa Bay Wave’s TechDiversity Accelerator program, powered by The Nielsen Foundation, is a ​90 ​day program designed for early stage tech companies 51% owned, controlled, and operated by a minority; woman; veteran or lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person or combination thereof.

This is a national program based out of Tampa that will further elevate the incredible momentum of the Tampa Bay Business & Technology ecosystem. Companies are not required to be based of Tampa, but must come to Tampa 3 times in the 90 Day Program.

The Tampa Bay Wave just became the first Accelerator in the Stage of Florida to be accepted into GAN and new TechDiversity Accelerator companies will have the benefit of becoming a member of the Global Accelerator Network.

Participating companies will work alongside each other in a collaborative, non-competitive environment and will be provided invaluable resources such as a dedicated Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR), one-on-one mentoring, pitch coaching for investors and customers, investment readiness, and investor introductions. TechDiversity Accelerator companies will also participate in Wave’s Demo Day at the conclusion of the program.
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Aaron Bare
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Jonathan Truong
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Jonathan Truong Accelerator Intern A Texas native experienced in graphic design with a demonstrated history of working in the startup scene.
Linda Olson
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Linda Olson President/CEO Founder of Tampa Bay WaVE
Mohand Nour
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Mohand Nour Co-Founder @ F6S
Richard Heruska
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Richard Heruska Accelerator Director
Shane Needham
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Shane Needham Communications
Steven Fiske
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Steven Fiske Proven entrepreneur, product leader, UX expert, & designer with 10+ years of experience leading teams & delivering products to the masses.