About Synapse

Who we are, what we do, and why we do it.

Story

A 501c(3) nonprofit founded in 2018 with the launch of our flagship event, Synapse has become synonymous with Florida’s staggering growth and innovation across industries, technologies, and communities.

Vision

Our vision is to bring together enterprise innovation leaders, startup entrepreneurs, investors, and resources to accelerate the growth of innovation in Florida.

By The Numbers

6 Years of Impact
Dozens of Programs + Events
1,500+ Partner Orgs
35,000+ Active Participants
1,000+ Curated Content
75 Impact Board Members

Our mission at Synapse is to connect and catalyze Florida’s vibrant and diverse innovation ecosystem to drive economic growth and social impact.

Our Values

  • Community-First
  • Future-Focused
  • Be…Honest, Accountable, Agile, Actionable
  • Keep it Fun and Thought-
    Provoking
  • Light It Up!

Our Culture

We are growth-minded individuals who have HEART (HONEST, ENERGIZED, AGILE, RELIABLE, and THOUGHT-PROVOKING.)

Our Pillars

We connect, catalyze, grow, and impact.
These four actions are our brand pillars. They reflect the character and quality of our relationship with our community. Our brand pillars serve as organizing principles to guide strategic decisions in everything we do.

Statewide Ambassadors

These innovators from across the state are servant-leaders that dedicate their time off the clock to make a difference in the innovation community every day.

Christine Caven Synapse Florida Ambassador

Christine Caven

North Florida

Synapse Florida Ambassador

Dave Vanz

Central Florida

Synapse Florida Ambassador

Derek Barnett

South Florida

Synapse Florida Ambassador

Eddie Gonzalez Loumiet

North Florida

Synapse Florida Ambassador

Jaap Donath

South Florida

Synapse Florida Ambassador

Jarin Eisenberg

Space coast

Synapse Florida Ambassador

Kelly Reeser

North Florida

Synapse Florida Ambassador

Lloyd Reshard

North Florida

Synapse Florida Ambassador

Rose LeJiste

Central Florida

Synapse Florida Ambassador

Stephanie Miller

Space Coast