Meet the 10 Young Companies Putting a Diverse Face on Technology in Tampa Bay

via. Tampa Bay Business Journal

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.

The program is supported by the Nielsen Foundation, which awarded $100,000 to Wave, a nonprofit that houses and supports tech startups. It’s one of the first diversity accelerators and one of the first corporate foundation-backed accelerators, said Rich Heruska, Wave’s interim accelerator director.

Wave is one of several groups areawide that works to bolster entrepreneurs and the tech industry, bringing high-skill and high-wage jobs to the community.

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