Innovation Lives Here

Synapse connects innovation partners with guidance, access and resources they need to succeed.

Check Out Synapse Summit 2019! January 23 & 24

Check Out Synapse Summit 2019! January 23 & 24

Synapse Vision

Synapse accelerates success for the innovation community by making the connections to build thriving economies in Florida.

Synapse believes that connections are the key to accelerate a thriving innovation community, driving Florida’s economic growth and attracting/retaining top talent – now and for generations to come.

Synapse lives to enable the connections that allow innovators to easily find what they need and share what they have in order to succeed.


Synapse Vision

The overall vision of Synapse is to be an all-encompassing, interactive, and flexible methodology for building, facilitating, and exposing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of Florida.

Synapse is a ground-breaking methodology that connects the 8 personas within the innovation economy in a method that enables all users to progress in their given needs while promoting a level of needed and desired community engagement. As a non-profit company, we are 100% focused on investing into to Florida’s innovation community above all else.

Synapse Platform

Synapse utilizes a brand-new platform that enables users to connect, learn, engage, challenge, and discuss within their customized journeys to progress their given needs while promoting a level of needed and desired engagement.


The annual Synapse Summit provides a purpose-driven event, giving attendees the opportunity to engage with and influence the early stage entrepreneurial ecosystem.


The Innovate coffee table book series provides a classy, published directory and an outlet to share good news, helping to display all the amazing things happening within our great region.

Synapse Platform

In the current entrepreneurial ecosystem, there are networking opportunities but often finding the best possible result is serendipitous.  Synapse takes random interactions and makes them intentional.  By allowing a user to search based on their persona, location, and industry, Synapse enables users to find what they need when they need it and provides that logical first step for any user within the ecosystem.

Synapse Summit

The Synapse Summit is your opportunity to meet investors, find top talent, and experience the cutting edge of business and technology. It brings together innovators from all industries and stages of development to connect technology, regionally-based innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems throughout Florida. Get connected, explore opportunities and be inspired.

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

Lakshmi Shenoy

Bernard Meyerson

Dirk Ahlborn

Arnie Bellini










The Innovate book series features over 150 leaders of each entrepreneurial region in over 300 gorgeously laid out pages. By detailing all of the crucial players of the ecosystem, including thought leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, educational institutions, and innovation enablers, anybody can see a directory of who’s who in the region.

What People Are Saying

“The great thing about Synapse is that you have a place where they’re bringing everyone together and you can find the people that can elevate your business… so come to Synapse!” -Dirk Ahlborn, CEO Hyperloop
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, Haneke Design
“Usually the best connections are made at the bar after an event. At Synapse, those connections happen during the event.” – Robert Blacklidge, Founder – courseAlign
It was a fantastic two days that I think will pay big dividends throughout the year and the years to come.” – Lance Raab, Investor
“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
“Thanks for all your hard work pulling this together for the community! – Kimberly Wander, Owner – Elevated Events
“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, CEO – Monikl


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