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Tampa Bay Wave launches TechDiversity Accelerator for Early-Stage Tech Companies (US)

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Application Deadline: 05/31/2022
About Opportunity

The TechDiversity Accelerator, powered by Nielsen Foundation, is a unique 90-day program designed for early-stage tech companies that are 51% owned, controlled, and operated by a minority, woman, veteran, disabled person, or LGBT person or persons.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 51% ownership or operated by one or more founders who are minority, woman, veteran, disabled, LGBT, or a combination thereof
  • Dedicated management of at least two full-time people
  • Ability to travel to Tampa at least 3 times during the 90-day program
  • Proof of market validation
  • Investable and/or scalable business
  • Viable business plan
  • Financial runaway of at least 6-12 months


  • Guidance and Mentorship
    • Dedicated Support & Coaching
    • One of the largest mentor networks with various subject matter & vertical expertise, including programming designed to help you efficiently connect with the best mentors for your startup
    • 24/7 access to online portal for cohort companies and Wave’s Mentor Network
    • Continued support beyond 90days with free CORE membership for an additional 9 months
  • Community and Connections
    • Invites to socials, community events and other opportunities to network and engage
    • Massive community exposure during the mid-program Pitch Night, one of Wave’s signature public events that typically attracts hundreds (& sells out!)
    • Strategic introductions such as to prospective customers and other business opportunities
  • Access to Capital
    • Growing and engaged investor network with introductions based on readiness and investor fit
    • Capital coaching to help prepare for Pitches, Investor Meetings, etc.
    • Exposure during TechDiversity Demo Day (exclusively for accredited investors)
  • Exposure and Savings
    • $2,000 Travel Stipend provided to each accepted company to help offset the cost of travel to Tampa
    • PR and Marketing support to communicate successes and celebrate milestones
    • Coworking benefits (including conference room usage)
    • Save well-over $10,000 annually with their perks partners

Application Procedure

  • Build + Launch + Grow
    • Build, launch and grow are not only the phases of any startup venture, they are the framework by which we support their companies. Their BUILD-LAUNCH-GROW framework provides targeted support for the demands your company will experience that will ultimately lead to success.

Official Website: Tampa Bay Wave launches TechDiversity Acceleratovhttps://www.tampabaywav

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