ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Oct. 19, 2020 – Tampa Bay Innovation Center (TBIC), a business incubator and coworking entrepreneurial center, has opened applications to its accelerator program focused on company founders. The Pinellas County-based accelerator program is seeking all types of high impact tech startups from all over the country for its third cohort. Accelerator participants will engage in a rigorous program that includes coaching, education, connections and expertise from industry professionals. The program will be held virtually.
The program is made possible by a network of 75+ mentors and advisors, many of whom are the regions’ top business leaders. “Without the guidance and knowledge we received in the B2B Accelerator, I don’t think we would have come as far as we have as a company” said Chris Tischner,co-founder, elitRecruiter. Additional value is provided by one-on-one coaching, peer-to-peer advisory board, and coworking access at the Tampa Bay Innovation Center.
Founders in the program will identify successful product roadmap and go-to-market strategies, learn the secrets of user and market research and develop plans for pricing, staffing and demand generation. “A startup’s journey to find a sustainable product-market fit is one that is achieved through insight into the customer’s problems and by establishing trust with early adopters. This program helps founders build the credibility and confidence they need to launch and grow scalable products based on that insight and real market demand,” said Ken Evans, managing director, tech accelerator
The program is:
- offered over a 12-week period
- focused on founders, leadership and being investor ready
- mentor-driven by serial entrepreneurs with successful exits
- designed to accommodate up to 10 companies per workshop
- celebrated with a demo/pitch event
- provided free-of-charge and no equity will be required
To qualify for this accelerator program, applicants must:
- have a scalable tech venture
- be pre-seed, seed, or post-seed to Series A
- be post-minimal viable product/proof of concept
- have Capital <$2M
- consist of two or more team members
Applications are being accepted until November 27th. Complete information and application are available at https://tbinnovates.com/accelerator.
The Tampa Bay Innovation Center B2B Accelerator program will run from January 13 through March 31, 2021. Graduates of the program will participate in the Showcase Event in April to an audience of investors, community leaders, media and potential business partners/customers.
About Tampa Bay Innovation Center:
Tampa Bay Innovation Center supports entrepreneurial success, fosters the creation of high-tech jobs and develops new sources of technology and manufacturing capabilities by nurturing early stage ventures as they grow and launch their products into the marketplace. The Innovation Center offers programs that are tailored to the innovator/entrepreneur and address business intelligence, planning and business formation, strategy execution and technology transition.