Diversity in a startup ecosystem is always good for business. In addition to providing a given startup ecosystem with an influx of unique ideas, it also supports the community in a way that begets more activity across the board. Fortunately, one Tampa Bay-based startup accelerator is making diversity a priority with their latest cohort.
Tampa Bay Wave is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and growing Tampa Bay startups into full-fledged tech companies. Their latest cohort consists of 13 startups, many of who are founded and led by women, minority, and veteran founders. And they're pretty excited about it.
“Tampa Bay Wave is thrilled to welcome our newest Accelerator Build cohort to our Tampa Tech Ecosystem,” said Linda Olson, founder and president of Tampa Bay Wave, in a press release. “Wave is committed to providing every available resource to launch these promising tech companies to scalable, successful ventures. We look forward to fueling these startups with the support of our recent fund developments, further helping to close the critical early stage capital gap in our budding tech community.”
After just four years, Tampa Bay Wave has supported 180 companies as an accelerator, growing the Tampa Bay scene at an exponential rate. If you want to learn about the companies involved in their newest cohort, take a look at them below:
180byTwo is an industry leader in global audience solutions: leveraging multi sourced offline, online, mobile, location, signal, proximity, and various other data points across industry verticals designed to help marketers and platforms more efficiently and effectively target accounts, professionals and consumers across channels and devices.
As the Uber of Boats, Anchor can pick you up from any dock and drop you off with ease. Just sign up to be an Anchor Passenger by downloading the free app from the app store, select what type of boat you would like to take, select a driver, and you and your group of friends can set sail to your destination.
Course Align enables universities to create data-driven curriculum that aligns coursework with relevant job skills. By providing meaningful information to faculty in a comprehensive way, they're hoping to close the skills gap in the education world today.
Data & Sons
Data & Sons is fostering new knowledge development by making data more valuable and easier to exchange. Their online marketplace for buying, selling, and sharing data makes exchanging data simple and safe.
Inzata brings together years of experience to create analytics products that are fast, and structured. Mass amounts of data can be processed with little time, little cost, while creating simple and interactive data visualizations.
Orchrd is a Tampa Bay-based edtech company with two notable products. The first, Class, is a powerful analytics platform for teachers. The second, NoteBear, is a collaboration platform for students to buy and sell notes and tutoring.
The PreferHired online platform is enabled by people, powered by technology and accessible to everyone. It’s where the world can go to hire, refer a friend and find a job.
Record Rescue provide a single point-of-contact for medical records retrieval and focus on small to mid-sized plaintiff firms. Their secure cloud-based platform makes ordering easier than ever.
Rx Live is a concierge telehealth service that connects patients and expert pharmacists in a secure, private and personal way.
SimpleShowing is a trusted platform geared towards savvy home buyers and sellers. With expert, licensed agents, a dedicated customer service team, state of the art technology and a fast-growing list of clients, SimpleShowing is changing the way buyers and sellers use real estate services.
SimplyReliable has built two quality products for custom installers. SmartOffice, the first product, is the only cloud based project management software developed for the custom integrator, by custom integrators. And Design Machine, the second product, uses a patented process to easily create great drawings and documentation.
The Verapy platform is a game-changer in creating full flexibility of the rehabilitation process for the therapist. Their software ensures full engagement between patients and therapist throughout the entire cycle of the therapy.
Wabi Social is the breakthrough new dating app that cuts through the red tape to find better matches for a fun, safe, quality connection that is flexible with your schedule.
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