Tampa Bay Wave welcomes 10 new startups to inaugural TechDiversity Accelerator Cohort
The tech accelerator collaborates with The Nielsen Foundation to launch the TechDiversity Accelerator program in an effort to foster the growth and development of diverse tech startups in Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Wave has selected 10 early-stage tech companies to join their TechDiversity accelerator program, a national program designed for early-stage tech companies that are 51% owned, controlled, and operated by a minority; woman; veteran; or lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person or combination thereof.
The TechDiversity cohort was the largest candidate pool in Tampa Bay Wave history with over 100 applicants. The 10 companies hand-picked by a Selection Committee include:
Articulate Labs Dallas, TX
Articulate Labs develops wearable medical devices that help turn everyday activity into convenient, on-the-go rehabilitation assistance by integrating neuromuscular electrical stimulation, motion-tracking hardware, and machine learning.
eTeki Tampa, FL
eTeki, a technical interviews-as-a-service platform, validates the skills & competency of candidates for clients without the time, expertise or headcount. Recruiters submit candidates with confidence; hiring managers’ invest only in vetted talent. IT candidates get & deserve high touch screening.
GuestBox Austin, TX
GuestBox is a subscription box service for hotels, Airbnb’s, and vacation rentals to welcome and delight their guests.
Immersed Games Gainesville, FL
Immersed Games has built a game-based learning platform that facilitates STEM learning for middle school students with the ability for teachers to assign standards-aligned content. In the future, Immersed plans to open content tools and expand into all areas of learning with user/partner content.
Little Global Citizens Bradenton, FL
Nurturing open-mindedness and compassion in children by introducing them to cultures of the world. Little Global Citizens is a children’s subscription box that brings a new country to life each month, delivered right to your child’s doorstep.
OpticSurg New York City, NY
OpticSurg is creating an Augmented Reality software platform that surgeons can use in real time to do their jobs better, minimize complications, and save lives.
ProjectMQ Tampa, FL
ProjectMQ is a discovery platform for the world’s BEST indie games. Gamers use ProjectMQ to find video games they’ll love!
Resility Health Jacksonville, FL
Resility’s personalized stress management platform improves health and well-being by helping people recognize and manage their body’s response to stress.
Super Auth Tampa, FL
SuperAuth is a password-less login system that helps websites, mobile apps, and kiosks securely login users with no username and no password.
SynsorMed Atlanta, GA
For healthcare systems who want to reduce the cost of COPD, SynsorMed is an AI-powered monitoring platform that automates patient care at home.
Florida Venture Forum is hosting the Florida Early Stage Angel Capital Conference on May 17th-18th. Three Wave companies Preferhired, Simply Reliable, and one of the newly accepted TechDiversity Accelerator companies eTeki, will be presenting their companies at the conference.
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Wave’s founder and CEO, Linda Olson, is one of many business leaders joining the Rays 100, a group of executives and civic leaders serving as ambassadors and leading the effort to move the Rays across the Bay to Tampa.
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