All companies interested in the Accelerate program must meet the following criteria.
1) Company headquartered in Tampa Bay or willing to relocate to region
2) Significant time commitment of operating executive(s) that have primary ownership in the company
3) Evidence of history of monetary investment on behalf of operating executive(s) that have primary ownership in company
4) Manufacturing/Technology focus
In addition to meeting these requirements, applicants will be required to complete an application and include a current business plan or presentation. Applicants will be judged on:
Potential for growth and job creation
Content and quality of the business plan or presentation
Commitment to maintain corporate headquarters in the region
A meeting with an Innovation Center Coach may be scheduled after receipt of application. These meetings may include a formal presentation from the prospective client and a discussion period.