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2020 Synapse Converge Highlights

Relive all the excitement of the first Synapse Converge!


Synapse Converge 2020 was packed with three full days of amazing content all for you, by you. From hands-on workshops, to dynamic panel discussions, skills building and trend-spotting, we covered a lot of ground this hosting 137 speakers throughout 45 different sessions.

Watch as Titus O’Neil (WWE Superstar and community leader) sat down with Rod Carter of News Channel 8 to have a raw dialogue about race relations, racial injustice, what it is like being a Black man in America, and how we move forward and influence change.


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.

Top talent - and top companies - joined from near and far - to make connections that matter.

45 sessions filled three exciting days, allowing attendees to discover something new around every corner.

With 137 of speakers and thousands of attendees across different industries, sparks of inspiration were found everywhere.

The latest innovations and brand experiences filled Synapse Converge giving you exclusive and actionable opportunities.

Who Attended?

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

Technologies Featured

  • IOT
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Wearables
  • Robots
  • 3D Printing
  • Renewables
  • Energy
  • AR/VR
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • Digital Health
  • Urban Tech
  • Financial
  • Healthcare
  • Defense Tech

Synapse Florida has been the catalyst for many successful relationships where talent was hired, funding was secured, new customers were acquired, investments were made, and lives were changed.

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

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

Robert Blacklidge

“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

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

Kimberly Wander

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