2019 SYNAPSE SUMMIT
INNOVATION LIVES HERE

JANUARY 23 & 24, 2019

AMALIE ARENA, TAMPA FL

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2019 Synapse Summit

Innovation Lives Here

January 23 & 24, 2019

Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL

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Lives Here

The Synapse Summit brings together the best people, ideas, and technologies for two days of learning, exploring, and celebrating the possibilities of technology and innovation.

Keynote Speakers

Innovation leaders from diverse industries

Innovation Showcases

Live demos from our amazing exhibitors

Interactive Sessions

Diverse breakouts and panel discussions

Innovation Competitions

Solving real-world problems in real time

Speakers

Main Stage

Omar Khan

Omar Khan

Chief Product Officer - Magic Leap

Larry Quinlan

Larry Quinlan

Global Chief Information Officer - Deloitte

Sara Margulis

Sara Margulis

Founder & CEO - Honeyfund

Zach Coelius

Zach Coelius

Managing Partner - Coelius Capital

Tony Jimenez

Tony Jimenez

Managing Director - Medina Capital

Jake Seid

Jake Seid

Managing Director - Stone Bridge Ventures

Lakshmi Shenoy

Lakshmi Shenoy

CEO - Embarc Collective

Vincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson

Co-founder - CTV Capital / Former Bucs Wide Receiver

Arnie Bellini

Arnie Bellini

CEO - ConnectWise

Lil Roberts

Lil Roberts

Co-Founder - Xendoo

Steve MacDonald

Steve MacDonald

Former Chairman & CEO - MyMatrixx

Steve Barsh

Steve Barsh

Managing Partner - DreamIt

Saif Ishoof

Saif Ishoof

VP for Engagement - Florida International University

Jean-Pierre Bardet

Jean-Pierre Bardet

Dean - University of Miami College of Engineering

Kent Paro

Kent Paro

VP, Operations and Risk - Grow Financial

Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson

Publisher - Tampa Bay Business Journal

Andy Hafer

Andy Hafer

Co-founder - Synapse

Brian Kornfeld

Brian Kornfeld

President - Synapse

Marc Blumenthal

Marc Blumenthal

Co-Founder - Synapse

More Speakers

Ryan Devos

Ryan Devos

Director of Magic Gaming - Orlando Magic

Allie Felix

Allie Felix

Director of Programming & Partnerships - Embarc Collective

Deborrah Ashley

Deborrah Ashley

Founder - Thrivoo Marketing

David Metcalf

David Metcalf

Director - Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab at UCF

Phoebe Miles

Phoebe Miles

President - Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention

Chuck Papageorgiou

Chuck Papageorgiou

CEO - International Screening Solutions

Jorge Brea

Jorge Brea

CEO - Symphonic Distribution

Craig Dawson

Craig Dawson

Director of Talent Assessments - InVista

Paola Schifino

Paola Schifino

Principal & Founder - Schifino Lee

Steve Tingiris

Steve Tingiris

Managing Director - Dabble Lab

Will Flanagan

Will Flanagan

National Director of Product and Strategy - American Inno

Rosa Shores

Rosa Shores

Co-Founder - Blockspaces

Gabe Higgins

Gabe Higgins

Co-Founder - Blockspaces

Marcus Howard

Marcus Howard

Co-Founder - Project MQ

Linda Olson

Linda Olson

CEO/President - Tampa Bay Wave

Emery Ellinger

Emery Ellinger

Founder & CEO - Aberdeen Advisors

More speakers to be announced weekly!

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5000+

Attendees

300+

Speakers

350+

Exhibitors

60+

Breakouts

2

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5000+

Attendees

300+

Speakers

350+

Exhibitors

80+

Breakouts

Who Should Attend

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

Technologies Featured

IOT / Blockchain / Cryptocurrency / Wearables / Robots / 3D Printing / Renewables / Energy / AR/VR / AI/Machine Learning / Digital Health / Urban Tech / Financial / Healthcare / Defense Tech

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Monday

The MainFrame Pitch Competition

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Tuesday

Women Ambassadors Forum

EOS Blockchain Developers Conference

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Wednesday

Innovation in America At Straz Center for Performing Arts

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Innovation in Music at Sparkman’s Wharf

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Friday

Sofwerx

Florida Aquarium

Glazer Children’s Museum

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Saturday

Gasparilla

Summit Schedule

Wednesday, January 23

  1. 9-10:30MainStage Presentation
  2. 10:30-4Innovation Expo open
  3. 10:30-4Partner Programming (community partners will host events at the arena for their members and targeted communities)
  4. 11-4Breakout sessions and workshops
  5. 2-3Pitch Competition (first round)
  6. 4-5:30MainStage Presentation

Thursday, January 24

  1. 9-10:30MainStage Presentation
  2. 10:30-4Innovation Expo open
  3. 10:30-4Partner Programming (community partners will host events at the arena for their members and targeted communities)
  4. 11-12Hackathon Pitches
  5. 12-4Breakout session and workshops
  6. 4-5:30MainStage Presentation (pitch competition and Innovation Competition awards announced)

*Schedule is subject to change

2018 Summit Highlights

Relive all the excitement of the 2018 Synapse Summit

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What People Are Saying

“The great thing about Synapse is that you have a place where they’re bringing everyone together and you can find the people that can elevate your business… so come to Synapse!” -Dirk Ahlborn, CEO Hyperloop
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, Haneke Design
“Usually the best connections are made at the bar after an event. At Synapse, those connections happen during the event.” – Robert Blacklidge, Founder – courseAlign
It was a fantastic two days that I think will pay big dividends throughout the year and the years to come.” – Lance Raab, Investor
“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
“Thanks for all your hard work pulling this together for the community! – Kimberly Wander, Owner – Elevated Events
“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, CEO – Monikl

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