Innovation Challenges

Catalyzing Collaboration in Tampa Bay

The 2018 Innovation Summit is proud to host five Innovation Challenges at Amalie Arena.

These events are designed to catalyze collaboration between talented members of our community and the business and technology leaders of Tampa Bay.


In Cash Prizes Sponsored By:

ConnectWise and Sourcetoad

Registration Is Open For Three Challenges:


ConnectWise Innovation Hackathon

One Challenge. Ten Days of Hacking. One Demo.

$3,500 Cash Prize


Social Entrepreneurship Student Pitch

Create your social business plan. Pitch the experts.

$3,500 Cash Prize


  Metro Ministries Hackathon For Social Good

One Challenge. Ten Days of Hacking. One Demo.

$3,500 Cash Prize

Summit Attendees Can Watch Two More Challenges

Tampa Bay WaVE


Tampa’s Leading Accelerator Showcases Their Most Innovative Startups.


Speed Pitch

The Best Summit Exhibitors Are Selected By Scouts To Pitch To Investors.

All challenge participants receive free two-day access to the Innovation Summit

 Synapse and ConnectWise have teamed up to sponsor full two-day access tickets ($300 value) to all challenge participants. Building in hackathons, crafting business plans, and creating pitches all require many hours of effort. Both Synapse and ConnectWise believe that the motivated people who choose to participate fully are the same people who embody the essence of the Innovation Summit and deserve to attend this event free of charge.


The Innovation Summit team will periodically check in on all challenge participants to ensure they are committing effort to the challenge. Those who sign up for a challenge but are for some reason unable to give their best effort will be asked to purchase a ticket as that is only fair to other paying Summit attendees.


All five challenge pitches and demos will be open for non-participating Innovation Summit attendees to watch on Thursday, March 29th between 10:30am and 2:00pm at the Amalie Arena Hubs.

For more information on Innovation Summit Challenges contact: