About this Program
The FinTech|X Accelerator is a 90-day tech business accelerator exclusively for pre-Series A fintech startups focused on blockchain, payment technologies/solutions (including AI), exchanges, financial research, digital money/currency, online banking, investing, or crowdfunding platforms, etc.
FinTech|X is the latest tech business accelerator launched by Tampa Bay Wave, a nationally-recognized nonprofit, in partnership with the University of South Florida Muma College of Business. Other strategic partners for FinTech|X include Encore Bank, Smiley Technologies, MacDonald Ventures, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), and others.
Over the course of the program, there will be intensive blocks of on-site programming over 3-4 days during each of the program’s three months. Selected companies are not required to relocate for the duration of the program but must plan for on-site participation in St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay) during each of the three blocks of programming.
The FinTech|X programming is focused on topics that are pertinent for founders. Previous speakers include Financial Modeling experts, Venture Capitalists, Family Offices, the former Chief Investment Officer of Lighter Capital, the Founder of Priceline.com, Enterprise SaaS Sales and Marketing experts, M&A experts, Serial Entrepreneurs, Public Relations experts, and more.
Outside of these intensive blocks, startups will be able to leverage the Wave’s 100+ strong mentor network, the Wave team, and the greater Wave community of startups and other business leaders with mentoring, peer support, strategic introductions, and more. Alumni companies have leveraged the Wave in multiple ways, including (but not limited to):
- Founder relations
- Investor preparation/introductions
- Customer preparation/introductions
- Compliance issues
- HR/Legal/Accounting issues
- Marketing/Messaging streamlining
- CEO coaching.
Tampa Bay Wave is the only GAN-accredited accelerator program in the State of Florida. Thus, selected companies will also have the benefit of becoming a member of the Global Accelerator Network which includes $50,000+ worth of discounts and other perks.
Computers and Peripherals, Digital Marketing, Education, Financial Services, Fintech