About this Program
Empowered women can change the world. Here at Tampa Bay Wave, we want to help women create innovative solutions that can make the world a better place while also helping to close the gaps faced by women entrepreneurs everywhere.
JP Morgan Chase, through its foundation, invests in communities around the world to break down barriers to opportunity and create an economy that works for more people. In 2020, the JP Morgan Chase Foundation made such an investment in a partnership between Tampa Bay Wave and Embarc Collective, a Tampa-based coworking space, in order to foster the growth of women-led technology startups in Florida.
Tampa Bay Wave’s TechWomen Rising program, powered by JP Morgan Chase, is a 90 day program designed exclusively for early stage tech companies 51% owned, controlled, and operated by a woman founder whose company is located in the state of Florida.
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The program, based out of Tampa, will further elevate the incredible momentum of the Tampa Bay (and Florida) Business & Technology ecosystem. Companies are not required to be based out of Tampa, and the program is anticipated to be held 100% in-person, culminating in Demo Day to investors and community leaders and partners only.
Over the course of the program, there will be intensive blocks of programming 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 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 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
Notable alumni from the Wave include Neuroflow (TD 2019) who recently closed a $20M Series B in Q1 2021, Solo Funds (TD 2020) who won the 2020 Established’s Startup of the Year Competition and closed a $10M Series A in Q1 2021, In Event (TD 2019), Home Lending Pal (TD 2020), Tax Taker (TD 2020), The Inc Lab (TD 2019), OpticSurg (TD 2018), Free to Feed (TD 2020), Carevalet (TD 2020), and more.
Wave Companies have come from throughout the United States and abroad, and have either been alumni of or have joined some of the top Accelerators in the world, including (but not limited to) DreamIt Ventures, Jumpstart Foundry, Y Combinator, Techstars, Plug and Play, Alchemist, Zeroto510, Johnson & Johnson J-Labs, IndieBio, and more.
Notable investors to our companies include (but is not limited to) Y Combinator, Techstars, DreamIt Ventures, Builders VC, Loud Capital, Red & Blue Ventures, Wharton, Serena Williams, Oprah, Will Smith, CEAS Investments, Sage Creek Capital, Queen City Angels, Rebel Fund, Storm Ventures, Johnson & Johnson, TMC, and more.
Media coverage for the program and alumni companies have included Forbes, TechCrunch, the New York Times, Grit Daily, Cheddar, INC, the Wall Street Journal, and more.
Computers and Peripherals, Digital Marketing, Education, Financial Services, Gaming