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Tampa Bay Innovation Week – 2022

We loved celebrating innovation throughout Tampa Bay!

Look out for the dates and events for 2023!


22 Startups to Watch

Join us on February 14 as we highlight several founders from our annual Startups to Watch list. We will have a panel chatting with startups about what to expect from them in this coming year, followed by an audience Q&A.

The Conscious Collaboration Pathway™ Book Launch Celebration

Health equity is a widespread need in communities across the world. “The Conscious Collaboration Pathway™ shows both nonprofits and for-profit entities how to collaborate more effectively toward the goal of health equity. This event celebrates the launch of the book to serve that purpose. The book is also a companion to the TBHC Collaborate app, the 2021 Grand Prize winner of the Synapse Innovation challenge.


Omni Public Presents: Brunch with the Brightest

Omni Public is hosting an interactive brunch that will bring together like-minded individuals in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Chat with innovators, public officials, journalists and business professionals and learn from our panelist discussion that is sure to spark insightful conversation, moderated by eight-time Emmy Award winning Journalist, Lissette Campos.

Expand Your World View 2022

St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs has a rich history of bringing together distinguished diplomats, military, media, and academic experts to discuss critical international issues of the day. This year we are preparing to collaborate in an innovative format that will allow for a hybrid virtual and in-person experience. We are monitoring the pandemic conditions and will update participants if our approach will need to change to a fully virtual experience. We look forward to you joining us this year to advance your insight, understanding and impact in the community.

Tampa Bay Tech Emerging Leaders Council Innovation Week Happy Hour

The Emerging Leaders Council is the place for our area’s young & emerging technologists to Radically Connect through professional development, mentorship opportunities and networking. Through annual events, this Council aims to build a network for our area’s tech talent to find mentorship and opportunities, establishing Tampa Bay as a leading hub for young technology leaders.

The Official Cyber Security Summit

The Third Annual Tampa Cyber Security Summit returns In-Person and Virtually Live-Streamed as it connects C-Suite & Senior Executives responsible for protecting their companies’ critical infrastructures with innovative solution providers and renowned information security experts.

CEO Connect Featuring Shilen Patel

Join TBBW for our February CEO Connect featuring Shilen Patel, CEO at HealthAxis. Presented by Seacoast Bank, TiE Tampa Bay and Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate Services.


Synapse Summit VIP Party Hosted by Skyway Capital Markets

Synapse Summit VIPs are invited to kick off the 5th annual Synapse Summit! Enjoy hor d’oeuvres and cocktails with a view of the Tampa skyline from the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk at this special event sponsored by Skyway Capital Markets.

Tour of Embarc Collective

RSVP for a tour of Embarc Collective, the fastest-growing startup hub in Florida! Learn about our community, the resources we have to offer members, and how you can get more involved with our community.

Fireside Chat with Tampa Bay Startup Pioneers

Join us for the true stories from actual Tampa Bay area entrepreneurs and founders during our lunch-time fireside chat with those who have been navigating the Tampa Bay startup ecosystem for the past several years. Tour the Wave Venture Center and mingle with several of the awesome members of the Wave team and Mentor Network.

1 Million Cups Tampa

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. Through the power of volunteers, 1 Million Cups has grown to more than 160 communities.

Innovation Conversations presented by Blacks in Technology – Tampa Bay

In this event, we have gathered an immensely talented group of professionals within the Start-Up ecosystem. During the panel discussion, we will bring you various perspectives around investing in your business, starting your business and growing it! We will also tackle questions around seed funding, hyper growth and what it takes to capture the attention of potential investors and even team members to join you on the vision of your startup idea or business.

Principles of Design Thinking

Come learn the principles of design thinking in this interactive webinar designed to give you the basic concepts you need to start adding this valuable skill to your resume.

Pre-Game – Next Gen Tech 360

Next Gen Tech 360 – Come see this season’s finalists pitch to win $1k and showcase their innovative products!

Women’s Forum – Framing Your Power

This is a MUST attend event for women and men to learn how women can grow to their fullest potential in the workspace.

Meet InfraGard Tampa Bay

Join cybersecurity experts for a special presentation. The event will cover: The Log4j Vulnerability, Updates on Critical Infrastructure, Screening of FBI film, Betrayed Register today at tampabayinfragard.org/events/.


Synapse Summit

Join the innovation movement on February 17th as we takeover Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL to Celebrate, Discover, & Engage everything the Florida innovation community has to offer!

ConnectWise + Synapse Happy Hour

ConnectWise and Synapse are hosting an exclusive happy hour and fireside chat immediately following Synapse Summit 2022. It’s a can’t-miss event for those looking for opportunities to be a part of technology transformation in Tampa.

400  N Tampa St. | 6-8PM

Innovation Ecosystem Builder’s Breakfast Hosted by Enterprise Florida

Team Florida, a division of Enterprise Florida, invites ecosystem leaders and economic development professionals to connect and explore opportunities to collaborate.

Accredited Investor’s Luncheon Hosted by Florida Funders

Florida Funders is excited to host its annual investor lunch and update at the Synapse Summit in Tampa on February 17, 2022. We invite accredited investors to join us for a lively conversation with some of the leading tech entrepreneurs and investors in the state of Florida.

Black Tech & Innovator Gathering Hosted by The MainFrame

An interactive networking event for founders, funders, tech talent, executives, support organization and allies to connect and build relationships through the state of Florida and beyond.

HCC InLab Patenthon–NASA Technologies, Design Thinking & UNSDG’s

In collaboration with NASA, the InLab will host a new event call a Patenthon during National Entrepreneurship Week. This 3 Day Event, held during National Entrepreneurship week, will engage teams using the Design Thinking Process, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and NASA’s Patent Portfolio.


Silent Vibes – Digital Immersive Experience

Welcome to the first-ever wellness digital immersive experience. We are going to take you through a digital healing journey.

TedX Westshore

What is TEDx? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxWestshore, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxWestshore event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. ​ ​ This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.