News and Press

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 …

$100,000 Nielsen grant seeds Tampa Bay Wave accelerator for diverse startups (Tampa Bay Times)

Tampa Bay Wave will use a $100,000 grant from the Nielsen Foundation to create a 90-day accelerator program for tech startups owned by women, minorities, veterans or LGBT entrepreneurs. This summer’s TechDiversity Accelerator will aim to foster the growth and development of early-stage tech companies in the Tampa Bay area and beyond, the two nonprofit organizations …

Girls’ tech group lands grant to back STEM education programs (Orlando Sentinel)

An Orlando-based group that has been teaching girls tech-based skills for five years has landed a grant from the Nielsen Foundation. Tech Sassy Girlz — which hosts workshops, tech company tours and other educational events — will receive $12,500 to support its efforts, the group announced Tuesday. “The Foundation’s support of our organization helps to …