Founded in 2008, Tampa Bay WaVE is a non-profit charity (filed as a 501c3) dedicated to helping entrepreneurs turn ideas into growing tech businesses in Tampa Bay.
Today we have over 100 members who are building, launching or growing over 100 web and mobile tech ventures.
WaVE's officially stated goal is to help build an ecosystem here in Tampa Bay in order to build & launch 50 new tech ventures a year within 5 years. We are working with the local universities and other like-minded organizations throughout the region in order to make this a community effort/goal.
In August 2011, we got our first shared space donated to us in downtown Tampa that can not only house Tampa Bay WaVE's headquarters, but also support 25 or so coworkers at any one time - plus some meeting room space for local community meetups (such as the local developer, design, social media and other meetup groups that are part of our local technology innovation community).
The shared space that we call the ‘WaVE Pool” is a work in progress, but we can already boast over 50 visitors a week (which is great for downtown Tampa's economic development goals).
This new space allows us to include any of the business and technology innovators in the community to work side-by-side with our members. We now provide a great collaborative space for innovation, high-wage jobs and wealth creation.
Building Better Ventures!
September 28, 2013 · 7:30 AM
BarCamp Tampa Bay - Sept 28th
Get Your Geek On!
6th annual BarCamp hosted by the grass roots Tampa Bay Tech Community.
• Sept 28th at USF College of Business
• Free... Learn more
June 14, 2013 · 5:00 PM
Tampa Bay WaVE/Madera Labs Homepage Throwdown
Get your free tickets now!! http://homepagethrowdown1306-efbevent.eventbrite.com
Your heart is racing. Your palms are sweaty. Even the pitch of your voice has ticked up... Learn more
April 18, 2013 · 11:30 AM
Getting Good Press
Brought to you by our lovely ladies from ThisIsPress.com.
Topics to be covered:
How to Reach Out to the Press
Will address the... Learn more
April 2, 2013 · 11:30 AM
Pitch Your Passion in 40 Seconds or Less
More about our workshop facilitator, Kelly Bousman:
Kelly Bousman is the SVP Marketing for AVI-SPL and leads the overall marketing strategy for this leading global video... Learn more
March 15, 2013 · 10:00 AM
FIRSTWAVE VENTURE CENTER PUBLIC OPENING
Please join us and the greater Tampa Bay community as we celebrate the public opening of the FirstWaVE Venture Center. We have extended this invite to anyone & everyone... Learn more