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13 Ecosystem Builders That Are Boosting Startup Growth (Tech.co)

Tampa Bay Wave is a leading tech accelerator in the southeast, that supported over 150 tech startups and 250 entrepreneurs, and a proud member of the Global Accelerator Network. Their coworking space is designed to help tech companies of all sizes, and they recently launched a Tech Diversity Accelerator program with the Nielsen Foundation. “Having …

Tampa Bay’s technology community tackles diversity (Tampa Bay Business Journal)

Increased access and opportunity — not quotas — are what’s needed to level the playing field for minorities, women and LGBT technology founders. That was the consensus of a panel of thought leaders gathered for Tampa Bay Wave’s kickoff of its TechDiversity Accelerator program, an initiative supported by The Nielsen Foundation to foster the growth of diverse …

Panel shares actionable steps to increase tech diversity (St. Pete Catalyst)

Tampa Bay Wave and the Nielsen Foundation are teaming up to bring diversity to the startup world. Their partnership is a first-of-its-kind initiative to specifically target diverse startups for accelerators services. To kick off their accelerator, Tampa Bay Wave hosted a Tech Diversity Panel Tuesday at Rooftop 220 in Tampa. Tampa Bay Wave defines diverse startups as 51 percent …

Meet the 10 young companies putting a diverse face on technology in Tampa Bay (Tampa Bay Business Journal)

Growing the technology industry will lift the economy of Tampa Bay, says Rep. Kathy Castor. Castor, D-Tampa, was among those on hand for the kickoff of the Tampa Bay Wave’s latest TechDiversity accelerator, a 90-day program designed for early-stage companies owned, controlled and operated by a minority, woman, veteran, or lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person. …

Future of Privacy Forum Launches Fellowship in Memory of Privacy Hero Elise Berkower (Future of Privacy Forum)

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum announced the launch of a new fellowship in memory of Elise Berkower. Elise was a senior privacy executive at global measurement and data analytics company Nielsen for nearly a decade and was a valued, longtime member of the FPF Advisory Board. FPF graciously acknowledges the Berkower Family and the Nielsen Foundation as …

Nielsen Foundation and Tampa Bay Wave Launch TechDiversity Accelerator

The Nielsen Foundation and Tampa Bay Wave, Inc. have recently collaborated to launch the TechDiversity Accelerator Program, a program specifically dedicated to fostering the growth of diverse startups in the central Florida region and across the country. The Foundation granted Tampa Bay Wave $100,000 to power the TechDiversity Accelerator. The Nielsen Foundation is a private foundation funded …