Tampa Bay Innovation Week
Celebrate innovation all week long with the Bay Area!
As Tampa Bay’s largest community business, tech, and innovation event, Synapse Summit has anchored Tampa Bay Innovation Week since its inception back in 2019! Synapse organizes and hosts a week of experiences, site visits, networking events, happy hours, parties, and more to help you discover the best of our region’s vibrant business community.
Friday, Feb. 23rd
Saturday, Feb. 24th
Inventors Day at AMRoC Fab Lab
Inventors Day at AMRoC Fab Lab is a Tampa Bay Innovation Week event and cohosted by the Tampa Bay Inventors Council with support from the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.
Virtual Speed Networking!
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to network with Tampa Bay’s brightest minds, share your vision, and gain valuable insights to drive your business forward.
Limited spots are available!
REEF Governor’s Cup
Monday, Feb. 26th
Next Gen Tech 360 (NGT360) Pre Game
SMARTstart Pasco – Tech Lunch at AmSkills
2024 Tampa Bay Tech Golf Tournament presented by SoftServe
Join us for another year of golf and networking at the annual Tampa Bay Tech Golf Classic at Ardea Country Club!
Check-In: Begins at 8:00 am
Shotgun Start: 9:00 am
Format: Team Scramble on one 18-hole course
Contests: Hole in One, Putting, Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive
⛳ This event has officially SOLD OUT! ⛳
Tuesday, Feb. 27th
Investor Fly-In @ Embarc Collective
Each Investor Fly-In facilitates over 100 1:1 connections between pre-seed to post-series A investors and our members during an opening reception and investor office hours.
Thank you to our generous sponsors Buchanan & JPMorgan Chase & Co. This is a private event; reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Mechatronics Day at AMRoC Fab Lab
On February 27, 2023 , in partnership with Scoutlier, we’re hosting a Mechatronics Day Experience at AMRoC, with pre-service teacher training events, public workshops and presentations and an Open House where you can meet some of our amazing community partners and see firsthand the great work they’re doing. Guests will also be able to see 3D printers and laser cutters in action, fly drones, explore Computer Aided Drafting and programming, drive robots, explore game design and more.
Meet the cyber entrepreneurs
Florida Funders Investor Summit
We’re looking forward to welcoming an exclusive list of 250+ accredited investors and venture capitalists, as well as innovative founders from Florida Funders portfolio companies.
Topics that will be spoken on:
How AI Will Change the World
The Evolving Path to Business Profitability
The State of VC
The Transformative Impact of AI Investments
Getting Involved as an Investor
Wednesday, Feb. 28th
Thursday, Feb. 29th
State of Uptown
8th-Annual VR and Healthcare Global Symposium
Notable speakers this year include:
Martin Murphy, Endowed Department Head for Virtual Reality at Ringling College
Ana Carolina Pereira, Ringling College Faculty
Dr. Sarah Hoffe, Moffitt Cancer Center
Dr. Susan Kirsh, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Ryan Douglas, DeepWell DTx
Dr. Walter Greenleaf, Stanford University
and over 50 other speakers and representatives from various institutions and organizations
Taking Over Tech: Empowering Women in the Tech Industry
The event will be held at Geographic Solutions’ headquarters in Palm Harbor, Florida, just north of Tampa Road and US 19 N.
Innovation with ALS
11th Anniversary Alumni Gathering and Awards Presentation
As we mark the 11th year of the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center’s Annual Alumni Gathering and Awards Presentation, we’re proud of the dynamic and collaborative network we’ve built—one that recognizes and elevates the accomplishments of UT alumni in all their varying successes. This event is a cornerstone of this mission—a celebration of our entrepreneurial alumni and their significant contributions to their respective fields. I’m delighted to extend an invitation to you for this year’s event, scheduled for Thursday, February 29th, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
We’ll kick off with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 pm, followed by the awards presentation at 6:30 pm, and wrap up with more networking opportunities till 8:00 pm. Don’t miss a tour of our renowned Lowth Entrepreneurship Center (ranked # 1 undergraduate and #2 graduate programs in the South – Princeton Review 2023), and the chance to view our unique pitch room!
Join us in this celebration of innovation and success. We look forward to welcoming you.
Friday, March 1st
Cyb(h)er Ally Connect : Candle Pour
Mark your calendars for an event that’s set to illuminate the Tampa Bay cybersecurity scene.
Forget traditional networking vibes; we’re bringing something fresh and creative to the scene. This evening promises a blend of creativity, conversation, and connection, set against the backdrop of candle pouring and the clinking of champagne glasses. It’s the perfect setting to spark new ideas, meet potential collaborators, and discuss the latest cybersecurity trends.
Join us for an exclusive evening of candle-pouring and networking.
This unique event marries the art of candle making with the dynamic world of cybersecurity, offering attendees a chance to craft their very own candle that embodies what cybersecurity means to them, all while engaging in meaningful conversations and forging new connections.
This event is designed for cybersecurity professionals looking to network in a unique and creative setting. Secure your spot today and be part of an evening where innovation meets tradition and where every candle lit symbolizes our collective commitment to cybersecurity.