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In Central Florida


Synapse connects Florida’s innovators.


Synapse is a 501c3 non-profit organization that enables you to connect, discover and engage with Florida’s innovation community.  In-person and virtual events, innovation challenges and targeted engagement enable us to make curated connections.  Our approach is unique by connecting key stakeholders across industries, technologies and geographies: entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders, government leaders, innovation enablers, entrepreneur support organizations, educational leaders, and talent.  Through Synapse, you’ll meet the thought leaders, doers, creators, and entrepreneurs driving innovation across the state of Florida and beyond.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator

Business Planning

  • Diversification
  • Forming a Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development

Events and Community Building

  • Business Matchmaking Events
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week
  • Hackathon
  • Meetups
  • Pitch Events
  • Specialty Events
  • Startup Week or Weekends

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Training

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business Issues
  • Asian Business Issues
  • Black Business Issues
  • City Business Issues
  • County Business Issues
  • Hispanic Business Issues
  • LGBTQIA Business Issues
  • Native-American Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues
  • Veteran Business Issues
  • Women’s Business Issues

Starting a Business

  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes


  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Lauren Prager
802 E Whiting Street
Tampa, FL 33602