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Florida’s biggest innovation summit arrives in Tampa with a rooftop party at Amalie Arena

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The highly anticipated Synapse Summit, Florida’s foremost gathering of innovation pioneers, is set to ignite Downtown Tampa at Amalie Arena. The event officially takes place on February 28 and runs from 7:30am-7pm. Get an exclusive 10% discount on tickets to Synpase with code TAMPABAY. A full agenda can be found here.

At the forefront of tech and business, Synapse Summit promises curated content, dynamic networking opportunities, and immersive experiences designed to propel leaders into the future. This event is a must-attend for those seeking to stay ahead of the curve, embrace best practices, and forge invaluable connections to drive success in the year ahead.


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The ultimate networking, and business growth opportunity in Florida

“Synapse has been steadfast in its mission to enable Florida’s innovation leaders to thrive,” said Lauren Prager, CEO of Synapse Florida. “Synapse Summit is not just an event; it’s a beacon for Florida’s tech and business communities, shining a light on the path to innovation and success. It’s where we come together to learn, connect and be inspired.” 

The event include a wide range of speakers and discussions. Synapse will cover real-world uses for Generative AI for small businesses, identify best practices for business leaders, Florida’s transforming landscape by land, sea, and even space, and a major celebration of industry innovators.

Attendees will also hear from leading executives: 


Shirl Penney, CEO and Founder of Dynasty Financial Partners, leads the innovation wave in the financial services industry and has experienced 300% growth in five years with more than $90 billion currently under management. Dynasty relocated from NYC to St. Petersburg as part of their expansion. Shirl’s personal story and professional successes are an inspirational example of triumph over adversity.

Lauren Weiner, Founder of WWC Global, harnessed the untapped talent of military spouses to create a thriving government consulting firm earning coveted federal contracts and growing the business to $100m in revenue and 350 employees before selling the firm to its next phase of expansion. 

How USF will grow in Tampa, and the future of higher education

Andrew Koenig, CEO of South Florida-based City Furniture, continues to meet Florida’s expanding population using principles of business and leadership to create structure, culture and efficiency that helped him expand is family-owned business through the pandemic.

Rhea Law, President at University of South Florida, shares how one of Florida’s premier universities is growing to meet the fast-changing connections between industry and talent and what lies ahead for higher education.

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The experience will conclude with an after-party on the 6th-floor biergarten at Amalie Arena. Learn more on the Synapse event page.

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