TAMPA, FL (November 15, 2017) – Tampa Bay Wave, Inc. (Wave), a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build and grow breakout tech businesses in Tampa Bay, has selected 13 new startups to their Accelerator Build cohort out of almost 100 applicants, the largest applicant pool in Wave history.
The selected cohort features some of the most promising startups in the HealthTech, Consumer Tech, EdTech, Big Data, and Enterprise Tech verticals.
Among the 13 new cohort members, 6 startups have women co-founders, 4 have minority co-founders, and 3 have veteran co-founders. As an effort to invest in women entrepreneurs, Wave’s recently awarded $50,000 SBA grant will also be used to expand programming for women-led startups. Eight (8) of the companies are also already generating revenue.