Wave celebrated the first recipients of the Wave Hall of Fame Awards. Wave established these awards in 2021 in order to recognize the entrepreneurs who are helping to grow the Tampa Bay tech startup ecosystem by building high-growth tech businesses that are achieving success and making an impact on Tampa Bay. The award criteria includes companies who have achieved a major business milestone (such as a major investment round) and the founders must also be committed to helping "pay it forward" to the next generation of entrepreneurs and startups through mentoring, investing, and more. The six honorees recognized last night represent $200 Million worth of business value creation (and all of whom are headquartered Tampa Bay):
Special thanks to City of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor who joined us to celebrate these incredible entrepreneurs!