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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


Tampa, Florida

Executive Leadership

Brian Kornfeld, CEO

Lauren Prager, Chief Strategy Officer 

Meet the Team

Photos For Media

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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

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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

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