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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

Our digital experience meant that traffic, travel, and distance were no longer barriers to celebrating, discovering, or engaging with the people and spaces that inspired us.

Synapse Summit 2021 took advantage of the digital experience by helping you create meaningful, purposeful connections and shined a light on innovative places you may never have experienced at an in-person event.  

We dove 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, we all connected in new and different ways.


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

Sponsor & Exhibit

Florida is a hotbed for innovation and entrepreneurship, and for the past four years Synapse Summit has brought this ecosystem together to celebrate wins, discover innovations, and engage with one-another.

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 in the future, please reach out. There are several package options available, including customized one-of-a-kind opportunities to help your organization stand out throughout the year.

Who Attended?

  • 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 Florida has been the catalyst for many successful relationships where talent was hired, funding was secured, new customers were acquired, investments were made, and lives were changed.

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

See You Next Year!