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2020 Synapse Converge Highlights

Synapse Converge: Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Edition was intentionally designed to empower and inspire entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey. Attendance was FREE for all, thanks to the support of Truist! Throughout the week, Florida’s talent converged online – bringing you the best of our state’s entrepreneurs, educators, ESOs and community leaders. Synapse Converge: GEW Edition featured two programming tracks each day: the Startup Toolkit and Entrepreneur Leadership Tracks.

Program Content

The Entrepreneur Leadership Track features candid interviews with successful entrepreneurs & leaders. It includes tangible tools to help late-stage companies and enterprises connect and identify opportunities to partner. It gives investors the opportunity to make their mark by supporting growing Florida companies.

The “Startup Toolkit Track” features 12 distinct, sequential sessions taught by leading Florida academics and business leaders, on the entrepreneurial journey. From “Is Entrepreneurship for You?” to “Getting to Growth Stage”, and all the steps in between.

Speakers

Synapse Converge: GEW Edition was packed with three full days of informative sessions all for you, by you. From Startup Toolkits, Entrepreneurship Leadership, to dynamic panel discussions, skills building and trend-spotting – we covered a lot of ground throughout 52 different sessions.

You can still relive and reuse all of the Startup Toolkit sessions for each step along your journey.

Sponsors

Florida is a hotbed for innovation and entrepreneurship and Synapse Converge brought this ecosystem together to continue to grow and develop today’s talented makers, hackers, thinkers, and doers.

This year we featured 42 sponsors, 137 speakers, and welcomed nearly 1300 registrants. This thriving and growing ecosystem benefits everyone with support from companies and organizations like yours.

Converge is a powerful platform filled with a high variety of consumers, business and community leaders, and entrepreneurs.

Expansive ecosystems from across the state showcasing their top talent and the resources fueling their entrepreneurial growth.

From aspiring entrepreneurs to seasoned executives, there’s something for everyone to inform their professional journey.

Workshops geared toward promoting a more inclusive ecosystem while we highlight thought leaders, experts and talent.

Who Attended?

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

Industries Featured

  • Healthcare
  • CleanTech
  • Sustainability
  • Energy
  • Defense
  • Space
  • Cyber
  • Entertainment
  • Hospitality
  • Community Impact
  • Digital Health
  • Emerging Tech
  • Investing

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
<CEO_Monikl/>

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

Robert Blacklidge
<Founder_courseAlign/>

“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
<Investor/>

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

Kimberly Wander
<Owner/Elevated_Events/>

Synapse believes in “doing well by doing good.” That’s why we’re proud to have included these initiatives at Synapse Summit 2020: