JPMorgan Chase Pledges $500,000 to Female Tech Startup Founders in Tampa Bay

From the Synapse Summit stage, JPMorgan Chase announced that a $500,000 grant will support women-owned tech startups through a new program run by Florida startup hubs, Tampa Bay Wave and Embarc Collective. The funds will support a two-year initiative focused on raising capital and talent among women solving technology problems in Tampa Bay.

“The number of women-owned technology startups is growing at a record pace, but they continue to face a unique set of challenges when it comes to accessing capital and networks,” Michele Grace, South division director for Chase Business Banking, said in a statement. “By partnering with leading organizations like Tampa Bay Wave and Embarc Collective, we will help women entrepreneurs break those barriers and achieve that next stage of success.”

The 90-day accelerator program, presently “Growing the Impact of Entrepreneurship Through Inclusion” launches this fall. Its management and funds will be equally split between Tampa Bay’s two major startup hubs; the Wave will oversee mentorship and business development training and Embarc will guide founders with resources to access capital and reach business milestones. 

To learn more information about Tampa Bay’s women-in-tech startup program, visit here and watch this video:

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