St. Petersburg, FL – December 15, 2022 — 360 Advanced, which delivers cybersecurity and compliance solutions to clients around the world, has been recognized as a corporate supporter toward the US Economic Development Administration grant for Tampa Bay Wave, Florida’s #1 accelerator and tech startup support organization.
The grant fosters regional innovation clusters in cybersecurity, fintech, and healthtech in the greater Tampa Bay region. To meet the $2 million match required by the grant, Tampa Bay Wave needed financial and community support. 360 Advanced was happy to contribute.
“At 360 Advanced, we’re big supporters of entrepreneurial technology innovation,” said President and CEO Daniel Collins. “We are proud to contribute to Tampa Bay Wave in their inspirational achievements, which champion the tech community as a whole.”
The grant will be applied over the next three years to support Tampa Bay Wave’s accelerator programs exclusively for innovative and disruptive technology startups, including CyberTech|X, FinTech|X, and a new HealthTech|Accelerator.
“We are grateful for all our incredible community partners who wrote letters of support or provided financial commitments to ensure we met the minimum $2 million match required by the grant, and we are honored by 360 Advanced’s support and commitment to the tech ecosystem,” said Linda Olson, CEO of Tampa Bay Wave.
About Tampa Bay Wave
Tampa Bay Wave, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing entrepreneurs with facilitated access to the resources, expertise, and capital they need to grow vibrant technology-based companies in Tampa Bay. Since March 2013, Tampa Bay Wave has supported more than 450 tech startups thanks to grant funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), plus support from its economic development partners Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa. Tampa Bay Wave also receives support from individuals such as Michael and Korrine Fraser and Kyle Taylor, founder of The Penny Hoarder, as well as from partners such as A-LIGN, Bank of America, Bellini Better World, Encore Bank/STi, EY, Florida Blue, Florida Funders, Foley & Lardner, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, KnowBe4, MacDonald Ventures, Nielsen Foundation, Rays/Rowdies Foundation, Trenam Law, Truist Foundation, and Vinik Family Foundation. Tampa Bay Wave is also a member of the GAN network of accelerators. For more information, visit www.tampabaywave.org