About this Program
Tampa Bay Wave is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, providing world class programs in a non-dilutive, zero equity, and no cost 90-day accelerator. The program consists of 3 in-person weeks with highly specialized content exclusively for innovative and disruptive technology startups focused on cybersecurity. Wave has proven results in supporting 435+ startups, raised $600+ million, and helped facilitate several exits.
Notable CyberTech|X Alumni include: Refactr (Acquired by Sophos), Trust Stamp (NASDAQ OTC), Phylum, Castle One (Acquired by Arch Access Control), Hook Security, Caliola Engineering (10M+ DoD Funding).
Funding for this program is provided by our CyberTech|X foundational partners: A-LIGN, Ernst & Young, KnowBe4, and Bellini Better World. Top cybersecurity experts from these companies, including Cyber Florida, the University of South Florida, Jabil and more, will provide hands-on coaching and mentoring throughout the program. CyberTech|X Accelerator takes unique advantage of the Tampa Bay region's strong connections to government, Military, and DoD operations, forming key partners for early stage cybersecurity startups.
The CyberTech|X Accelerator provides the most promising cybersecurity startups with the tools and connections they need to achieve high-scale growth.
Founders benefits from intensive mentoring, peer relationship-building, investor coaching, as well as key introductions to investors and other business opportunities. As Florida’s ONLY Global Accelerator Networking (GAN) accredited accelerator, participating founders will receive unique perks valued at over $100,000 such as AWS Cloud, Docsend, Airtable, Hubspot, and more.
One of the largest value adds is the Cybertech|X Advisory Council, represented by industry experts from leading corporations, the US military/govt, and other influential cybersecurity firms:
SOCOM, JABIL, KnowBe4, Cyber Florida, Sykes, abacode, Opswat, A-lign, Ernst & Young, Digital Hands, Bank of America, Raymond James, JP Morgan Chase, US Army Cyber Command, HIG Capital and others.
- Accepts 10 companies
Aerospace, Business Products, Business Services, Consulting, Consumer Products