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June 08, 2020 | Tom Ballard

Winter Innovations invited to join “Tampa Bay Wave TechDiversity Accelerator”

Lia Winter, Co-Founder of Winter Innovations LLC, announced via LinkedIn that the company has been accepted for the 2020 “Tampa Bay Wave TechDiversity Accelerator.”

The start-up was launched while she was a graduate student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. It is commercializing the EasyWhipTM stitching needle for orthopedic procedures.

As described on its website, the four-month Tampa Bay Wave program helps “entrepreneurs transform their ventures into sustainable businesses that have a strong advantage in the tech industry. Wave offers start-ups of all sizes and at all stages the resources they need to build and scale their business.”

Companies selected are assigned to one of three phases: build, launch or grow. Designed to help Wave members reach their business goals and milestones, a key goal is to help participating entrepreneurs advance their start-up to the next accelerator phase within six to 12 months of starting the program.

“Thank you to Tampa Bay Wave and the Nielsen Foundation,” Winter wrote. “We can’t wait to meet our fellow cohort members.”

Click here to learn more about the other 14 participants in the latest cohort that includes companies from seven states, including Tennessee, and Chile.

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