Who We Are
Synapse is the statewide connector of Florida’s innovation community, creating opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors, and talent to find what they need and share what they have.
Through our annual events, we invite leaders from all industries, backgrounds and careers together to showcase their unique solutions, build connections, and demonstrate thought leadership. These events foster relationships where talent is hired, funding is secured, new customers are acquired, investments are made, and lives are changed.
Synapse’s vision is to bring together Florida’s innovators to showcase our state’s incredible talent, technologies, products, and services that are making an impact. We were founded as a non-profit by a group of like-minded individuals who continue to put our passion for innovation at the forefront of everything we do.
Synapse is elevating Florida’s profile as a global innovation leader by connecting people so they can inspire, energize, and impact the world.
Established in 2017
Brian Kornfeld, CEO
Lauren Prager, Chief Strategy Officer
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Felecia Hatcher on Synapse Summit mainstage in 2022
Sara Blakely, CEO of Spanx on the mainstage at Synapse Summit 2020
Meaningful connections at Synapse Summit 2020
Arnie Bellini, Founder of Connectwise joins the mainstage at Synapse Summit 2020
2019 Synapse Summit mainstage
Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik joins Synapse Co-founder Brian Kornfeld for an in-depth Q&A
Magic Leap augmented reality display at Synapse Summit in 2019
Lakshmi Shenoy on Synapse Summit mainstage in 2019
Diverse panel on talent at Synapse Summit mainstage in 2019
Magic Leap augmented reality display at Synapse Summit 2019
CIO of Deloitte, Larry Quinlan, on Synapse Summit mainstage in 2019
Owner of Tampa Bay Lightning, Jeff Vinik, on Synapse Summit mainstage in 2018
Synapse Orlando 2022 Keynote Jeff Hoffman of Priceline.com, Ubid.com, and a Grammy Award winner
Insomniac Games Head of Technology Shawn McCabe at Synapse Orlando in 2019
Synapse Innovation Award Winners – 2022
Winners from the Metro Lagoon Synapse Challenge