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Florida’s Premiere Innovation Event

On February 14th the innovation movement took over Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL to Celebrate, Discover, & Engage everything the Florida innovation community has to offer!

Innovators from around the state made boundless connections in-person and virtually through the Synapse hybrid community feature for Florida’s 6th annual premiere innovation event!


Summit 2023 Photo Highlights

Innovation Lives Here!

Keynote Speakers

CEO/Founder Love Squad, Peloton Instructor

CEO, Revolution / Co-founder AOL

Co-founder, Cade Museum for Creativity & Innovation

Founder, CEO, CIO ARK Invest

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Florida is a hotbed for innovation and entrepreneurship, and for the past six years Synapse Summit has brought this ecosystem together to celebrate wins, discover innovations, and engage with one-another.

Synapse Summit is a powerful platform for entrepreneurs and business leaders alike. Many organizations benefited from increasing brand awareness and equity amongst Florida’s innovation stakeholders in the future. There are several package options available to participate, including customized one-of-a-kind opportunities to help your organization stand out throughout the year.

LAUNCH: Startup Pitch Competition

Early-stage Florida technology companies were invited to compete for a chance to win a $150,000 investment on Center Stage at the annual Synapse Summit in Tampa, Florida.

Synapse Innovation Awards

The 3rd annual Synapse Innovation Awards recognized those driving innovation, promoting our community’s values of equity and inclusivity, and making a positive impact for their community. The innovation showcases gave visibility to those working hard and making an impact. Industry experts and leaders selected the category winners and overall Grand Prize of $50,000 cash.

Experts & Experiences

Synapse Summit 2023 was a full day packed with amazing content for you, by you. From innovative leaders, hands-on workshops, to dynamic panel discussions, skills building and trend-spotting!

Who’s Attending?

  • Innovators
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Investors
  • Incubators
  • Accelerators
  • Educators
  • Students
  • Opportunity Seekers
  • Service Providers
  • Research Institutions
  • Companies of all stages or sizes

Industries Featured

  • Augmented & Virtual Reality
  • FinTech
  • Entertainment
  • CleanTech
  • Autonomous Tech & IoT
  • Talent Development & Upskilling
  • SpaceTech
  • Venture Investing
  • Healthcare, Wellness & Human Performance
  • Building Your BusinessR
  • Cybersecurity
  • Networking
  • Modeling, Simulation & Training
  • Agriculture Tech

Synapse Florida has been the catalyst for many successful relationships where talent was hired, funding was secured, new customers were acquired, investments were made, and lives were changed.

Synapse exceeded our expectations. In our case, and I’m sure many others, you achieved your objective of ‘scaling serendipity’!

Tal Land
<Talbot & Associates Healthcare Consulting/>

“Supporting the Synapse Innovation Summit is our latest effort to allow ourselves to not only be an accounting and advisory firm, but disruptors in our own right.”

Chris Rux
<Managing Partner_Cherry Bekaert/>

“We got a lot of great connections for our company, Monikl, from exhibiting at synapse. We met both potential investors as well as potential clients. It was a lot of fun, and we hope to be back next year!”

Zachary Senz Kamler

“Usually the best connections are made at the bar after an event. At Synapse, those connections happen during the event.”

Robert Blacklidge

“This Innovation Summit is really bringing everyone together and we are able to put a face to the names of all the amazing companies and thought leaders we are lucky to have in Tampa.”

Alanna Drasin
<Digital Marketing Manager/Haneke_Design/>

“It was a fantastic two days that I think will pay big dividends throughout the year and the years to come.”

Lance Raab

"Thanks for all your hard work pulling this together for the community!“

Kimberly Wander