Calling the Synapse Summit a “SuperBowl of Innovation,” Brian Kornfeld, the organization’s CEO and co-founder, says Synapse’s the mission has always been to “celebrate, discover and engage.” There was a lot of all three going at this week’s Synapse Summit held at Tampa’s Amelie Arena. The Summit attracted more than 6,000 attendees, 800 investors, 300 exhibitors and 150 speakers.
The Synapse team’s goal is to connect people from across the state, through its conferences and community leadership. “It’s not just Tampa, it’s not just Orlando, it’s not just Miami. It’s also about Pensacola, Jacksonville, Gainesville because that opens doors of opportunity for everybody,” said Kornfeld. Later he urged to the crowd: “Stop calling us an emerging tech community, we are a tech community.”