Ecover Global, which runs an app to help doctors share messages with patients before and after surgery, was accepted into a mentoring program by startup nonprofit Tampa Bay Wave last year. Bowen, who has a 10 percent stake in the company, took it upon himself to investigate with an attorney, the lawsuit says.
A spokesman for the Tampa Bay Wave said the company had already graduated from its accelerator program and no longer has direct ties to the non-profit. The lawsuit — one of two Bowen has filed against Sever — says the two had a blow-up in May. Bowen says he was confronting Sever about his spending habits.
The next day, the suit says Bowen was terminated from the company. Sever has an 80 percent stake in the company, the lawsuit says.
Sever recently ed the AdventHealth Carrollwood Foundation board of directors and markets himself as an industry disruptor offering public speaking, performance coaching and new venture consulting. Ecover announced its advisory board in July, which includes a Tampa Bay Wave cohort director and Harvard researcher. Subscribe Manage my subscription Activate my subscription Log in Log out. Regions Tampa St. Letters to the Editor Submit a Letter.
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