JPMorgan Chase pledges $500,000 to women-owned tech startups in Tampa Bay

a large check is held up by three women representatives from collaborative working spaces in Tampa

The Synapse Summit in Tampa is brimming with innovative ideas in the tech sphere. During the summit, representatives from JPMorgan Chase announced that it would pledge $500,000 between Tampa Bay Wave and Embarc Collective to increase training and access to capital opportunities for women-owned technology startups in the Tampa Bay area.

Both Tampa Bay Wave and Embarc serve as catalysts for growth and innovation in the region.


Wave has created 1,000+ jobs

Tampa Bay Wave is a nonprofit organization that helps tech entrepreneurs build, launch, and grow their startups into breakout businesses. Wave’s nationally-recognized Accelerator programs provide tech entrepreneurs with the resources they need to scale their startups, including access to its 200+ mentors, 100+ investors, and exclusive events with key stakeholders in the tech community.

The local accellerator has supported more than 300 startups since it launched in 2013, who have raised over $233 million in investment capital and created more than 2,000 jobs.

Tampa Bay Wave is located at 500 E Kennedy Boulevard #300 in Downtown Tampa.

Embarc makes a splash in the city of Tampa

Embarc Collective features a staff of executive advisors and function-specific experts deliver individualized support to startups inside its state of the art 32,000 square foot collaboration facility.

The collaborative working center and accelerator had its ribbon cutting ceremony in February 2020 with Mayor Jane Castor.


Embarc Collective is located at 802 E Whiting Street.

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