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About Synapse Summit 2021

Innovation is all around us, changing the way we live today and shaping our future. In this 4 day digital experience, we will
celebrate, discover and engage the innovators making an impact. We’ll look behind the scenes at some of Florida’s cutting edge innovative spaces, experience the work of creative makers and doers and learn from thought-leaders and change-makers at Synapse Summit 2021.

Together we will celebrate, discover and engage the innovator in each of us.


Talent and achievement at the inaugural Synapse Innovation Awards


The people and places turning ideas into action


A community of like-minded leaders and innovators from Florida and around the world.

High-Level Agenda

Keynote Speakers

Founder & CEO - FUBU, Star of ABC's Shark Tank

Mayor of Miami

CEO of All Things Diverse LLC

NFL Hall of Famer + Entrepreneur & Founder of 8to80 Zone

NFL Hall of Famer + Investor & Founder of 8to80 Zone

Co-Founder & CEO of Cameo

Experts & Experiences

A digital experience means that traffic, travel and distance are no longer barriers to celebrating, discovering or engaging with the people and spaces that will inspire and delight.

Synapse Summit 2021 will take advantage of the digital experience to help you create meaningful, purposeful connections and shine a light on innovative places you may never have experienced at an in-person event.  

We’ll dive into the industries and opportunities that are driving Florida’s growth as a hive of innovation and excellence. Through roundtables, workshops, showcases, behind-the-scenes tours and insider conversations, you’ll get to connect in new and different ways.

Previous keynote speakers include Spanx Founder Sara Blakely, Bellini Capital Managing Partner Arnie Bellini (formerly CEO of ConnectWise), Chairman of the Board Global Entrepreneurship Network and formerly of Priceline.com Jeff Hoffman, Deloitte Global CIO Larry Quinlan, City of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and the 2020 Stanley Cup winning team owner Jeff Vinik.

Upgraded ticket holders (GA+ and VIP) will have access to Summit’s Curated Networking Tool, powered by Brella AI. This tool suggests connections based on mutual goals, making networking a breeze.


The inaugural Synapse Innovation Awards will recognize those driving innovation, promoting our community’s values of equity and inclusivity, and making a positive impact for their community. Daily Innovation showcases will give visibility to those working hard and making an impact. Industry experts and leaders will select the category winners and overall Grand Prize.

Sponsor & Exhibit

Florida is a hotbed for innovation and entrepreneurship, and for the past three years Synapse Summit has brought this ecosystem together to celebrate wins, discover innovations, and engage with one-another. In 2020, we welcomed 300+ exhibitors, 300+ speakers and over 7,300 registrants. 

Synapse Summit is a powerful platform for entrepreneurs and business leaders alike. If your organization could benefit from increasing brand awareness and equity amongst Florida’s innovation stakeholders, please reach out. There are several package options available, including customized one-of-a-kind opportunities to help your organization stand out.


Past Event Highlights

Relive all the excitement of our digital and in-person events!


Who Should Attend?

  • Innovators
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Investors
  • Incubators
  • Accelerators
  • Educators
  • Students
  • Opportunity Seekers
  • Service Providers
  • Research Institutions
  • Companies of all stages or sizes

Industries Featured

  • Healthcare
  • CleanTech
  • Sustainability
  • Energy
  • Defense
  • Space
  • Cyber
  • Entertainment
  • Hospitality
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Community Impact
  • Investing

Synapse exceeded our expectations. In our case, and I’m sure many others, you achieved your objective of ‘scaling serendipity’!

Tal Land
<Talbot & Associates Healthcare Consulting/>

“Supporting the Synapse Innovation Summit is our latest effort to allow ourselves to not only be an accounting and advisory firm, but disruptors in our own right.”

Chris Rux
<Managing Partner_Cherry Bekaert/>

“We got a lot of great connections for our company, Monikl, from exhibiting at synapse. We met both potential investors as well as potential clients. It was a lot of fun, and we hope to be back next year!”

Zachary Senz Kamler

“Usually the best connections are made at the bar after an event. At Synapse, those connections happen during the event.”

Robert Blacklidge

“This Innovation Summit is really bringing everyone together and we are able to put a face to the names of all the amazing companies and thought leaders we are lucky to have in Tampa.”

Alanna Drasin
<Digital Marketing Manager/Haneke_Design/>

“It was a fantastic two days that I think will pay big dividends throughout the year and the years to come.”

Lance Raab

"Thanks for all your hard work pulling this together for the community!“

Kimberly Wander

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