Tampa, FL – August 20, 2018 – Synapse Florida Inc. announced today they have signed an agreement with Ark Applications and Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. (PAR, Inc.), to assume a leadership role as members of the Synapse Executive Committee and Board of Directors.  

“Synapse is revolutionizing the way people and businesses connect, filling a critical need that will enable explosive growth in our business community,” said Ark Applications Managing Partner Daniel Greco II.  “Their vision to improve the way businesses engage is a transformative approach. All of us at Ark Apps and PAR Inc. are proud to take the lead with Synapse and look forward to joining with others to support this community initiative.”

As a 501c3 non-profit, Synapse is uniquely positioned to work with the broadest representation of business leaders.  Synapse sponsors and board leadership ranges from enterprise level businesses to start-ups, university leaders to government officials and entrepreneur support organizations.  Synapse connects and engages the business community to find exactly what they need and share their unique contributions through 24/7/365 engagement online, in person and in print.  

Synapse-hosted Innovation Competitions, connecting talent with opportunity as businesses and organizations ignite the ecosystem by crowdsourcing innovative solutions.  The “Innovate” coffee table book series features thought-leaders, entrepreneurs and innovation enablers in communities around the country. Synapse’s digital platform is where users curate a personal journey to find the exact resources they need across geography, industry, technology or affinity.  Purpose-driven events like the Synapse Innovation Summit give the community an opportunity to come together and make in person connections.

Ark Apps and PAR Inc. were leading sponsors of the 2018 Synapse Innovation Summit, a transformative event that brought more than 3,200 innovators and entrepreneurs to the Amalie Arena for two days of learning, exploring and celebrating innovation in Tampa Bay.  Ark Apps and PAR Inc. will again be sponsors for the 2019 Synapse Innovation Summit, January 23 & 24, 2019 at the Amalie Arena. Synapse expects more than 5,000 attendees and 300 exhibiting companies and several partner organizations from around the region to participate in two full days of programming including main-stage presentations by top thought-leaders, informative and interactive workshops and breakout sessions, Innovation and Pitch Competitions and more.

“We are excited to have Dan and Kristin Greco and Bob and Cathy Smith leading the way by investing in Synapse Florida,” said Marc Blumenthal, Synapse Florida Inc. CEO and Co-Founder. “They continue to be visionary leaders in both the business and philanthropic community, as their involvement with Synapse demonstrates.”

About Ark Applications, LLC:
Founded in 2015, Ark Applications, LLC, is a private equity and consulting business based in Tampa, Florida focused on finding meaningful partnerships that will have a lasting impact on their industries and improve quality of life for end-users. Ark has enabled other companies to find growth and success in their business. Visit arkapps.com to learn more about how their team can help your business.

About Psychological Assessment Resources (PAR), Inc.:
Founded in 1978, PAR is a leading publisher of assessment instruments, software, and other related materials. During the past four decades, PAR has earned a reputation for providing Customers with innovative assessment solutions and unparalleled Customer service. To learn more about PAR’s products, visit parinc.com or call 800.331.8378.

About Synapse Florida, Inc:
Synapse Florida, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization created by entrepreneurs who wanted to help Florida’s innovation community connect, grow and succeed, 24/7/365.  Each community member curates their journey by engaging in the Synapse online platform, in-person events, “Innovate” publishing features and Innovation Competitions. The 2019 Synapse Innovation Summit will be January 23 & 24, 2019 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL.  Registration, exhibitor opportunities and speaker nominations are available at www.synapsesummit.com. To learn more about Synapse visit www.synapsefl.com.