HealthTech Accelerator 2024

Jul 22 - Sep 11 | Tampa, FL, USA
Florida's #1 Accelerator delivering world-class programming. Non-dilutive, no equity taken, accepting companies globally

About this Program

The HealthTech Accelerator is a 90-day tech business accelerator exclusively for pre-Series A HealthTech startups focused on Digital Health, Healthcare Services, Health Sustainability and Wellness, Medical Devices and Equipment, Software, Femtech, Augumented Reality, Virtual Reality, PharmacyTech, Wearables and Quantified Self, etc.

HealthTech|X is the latest startup focused business accelerator launched by Tampa Bay Wave, a nationally-recognized nonprofit, in partnership with the University of South Florida Research & Innovation, The Florida High Tech Corridor, U.S. Economic Development Corporation and more. Other Wave partnerships include Accenture, hospitals and health systems, healthcare specific VC funds, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Raymond James, and more.

Selected companies are not required to relocate for the duration of the program but must plan for on-site participation in Tampa, FL during each of the three blocks of programming.

Over the course of the program, there will be intensive blocks of on-site programming over 3-4 days per month 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, Enterprise SaaS Sales and Marketing experts, M&A experts, Serial Entrepreneurs, Public Relations experts, and more.

One of the largest value adds is the HealthTech|X Advisory Council, represented by industry experts from leading corporations like Johnson & Johnson, USF Health CAMLS, BayCare Health System, GuideWell Innovation, Tampa General Hospital, and others.

Outside of these intensive blocks, startups will be able to leverage the Wave’s 100+ strong mentor network (including leadership and former leadership from some of the country's strong healthcare companies), the Wave team, and the community to assist move companies through milestones as quickly as possible. 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 first accelerator in the State of Florida to be accepted into GAN and all our 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.

To date, the Wave supported hundreds of Startups and our portfolio has raised nearly $1B in Venture Capital and Angel investment and have created 5,000+ Jobs

The Healthtech vertical at Tampa Bay Wave has been one of the strongest in the program having raised over $100M, including Vincere Health (Boston, acquired by Optum), RxLive (Saint Petersburg, FL), Medzoomer (Tampa), Neuroflow (Philadelphia), LunaJoy (Tampa, FL), Pulse Charter Connect (Chicago), Maya AI (Tampa), Koda Health (Austin), Canopie (DC), Finni Health (Toronto), Future Cardia (Tampa), Winter Innovation (Knoxville), Friendly Health (SF), Immertec (Tampa), Coco Digital (Medellin, Colombia), and more.

Finally, here are some key dates to note:
- Applications close on May 24, 2024
- Program Kicks off on July 22, 2024 (required in person 7/22-7/25) and
- Program Concludes on September 11, 2024 (required in person 9/9-9/11)

Funding Information

  • Accepts 15 companies


Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Business Services, Data and Analytics, Digital Health +11 more