The 85-mile road trip to Tampa from Orlando is hardly a deterrent when it comes to Synapse Florida at Amalie Arena.
Orlando companies tend to have a sizeable representation both on the show floor and on stage, sharing their expertise.
However, what has emerged recently has been a camaraderie between the two ecosystems, one that grows with each event, said Dawn Haynes, CEO of Orlando-based Starter Studio.
“It’s showing the depth of our technology ecosystems from across Central Florida,” she said. “It’s not Orlando or Tampa or Daytona, it’s Central Florida. It’s about what we all have to brag about here in Central Florida. This shows it.”
The event drew more than 6,000 to Amalie Arena less than four months after its most-recent iteration at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando.