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Tampa Bay Wave opens applications for 2024 HealthTech|X Accelerator

Tampa Bay Wave, supported by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), today announces the opening of the applications portal for its inaugural 2024 HealthTech|X Accelerator program. Set to officially launch in Tampa on July 22, 2024, this program aims to fuel innovation and support high-potential healthtech startups in Tampa and beyond.

The HealthTech|X Accelerator, a non-profit world class program with no equity requirement, offers an immersive 90-day experience with one-on-one mentoring, pitch coaching, and investment readiness training.

The program is sponsored in part by The Florida High Tech Corridor and USF Research & Innovation, plus Foley & Lardner and Levo Health. Partners include the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council (EDC) and the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS).

"We are thrilled to open the application process and invite innovative healthtech startups to join us in advancing healthcare technology in our region," said Linda Olson, CEO of Tampa Bay Wave.

This initiative also aligns with the broader vision of the Tampa Medical and Research District, a growing hub of world-class clinical care, academics, research, and biotechnology anchored by Tampa General Hospital and the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. In partnership with the 1 Tampa Bay Economic Development Council, the district is building an inclusive ecosystem to attract top talent and world-class innovation, serving as a catalyst for job creation and a healthier, more prosperous region.

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