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$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 …