Synapse Summit: Innovation Lives Here




Synapse and eMerge Americas Partner to Bridge Florida’s Innovation Communities 

TAMPA, Fla., November 27, 2018 – Synapse Florida today announced its partnership with eMerge Americas, as part of a major drive to bridge the innovation communities in the South Florida and Tampa Bay regions, as well as throughout Florida.

Synapse and eMerge Americas, both dedicated to accelerating innovation and new technologies, are part of a statewide movement to connect the talented people and organizations that are fueling thriving economies across the state:  entrepreneurs, talent, investors, corporations, educational institutions, incubators, entrepreneur support organizations, service providers, and government.

“We are very proud and happy to have eMerge Americas partner with us to mobilize, connect and showcase the new ideas and talent driving success in communities throughout the state, as well as nationally and globally,” says Marc Blumenthal, Executive Director and Co-founder of Synapse.

To kick off the partnership, eMerge Americas will participate in the 2019 Synapse Summit: Innovation Lives Here, on January 23 & 24, 2019, at the Amalie Arena, as part of Synapse Innovation Week in Tampa, January 21-25, 2019. South Florida’s forward-thinking startups, educational institutions, industry leaders and innovation enablers will contribute to the activities throughout the event.

“eMerge Americas is very excited to be a part of the Synapse Summit, bringing together Florida’s top talent, business decision-makers, and thought leaders,” says Melissa Medina Jiménez, President of eMerge Americas. “We look forward to expanding the connections and showcasing the innovations that are attracting talent and changing the way we do business throughout the state.”

The Synapse Summit will feature more than 250 inspiring speakers, 60 engaging breakout sessions, and 300 exhibitors spotlighting a variety of transformative technologies including IoT, blockchain, augmented reality, virtual reality, cryptocurrency, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, fin tech, digital health, urban tech, defense tech, arts and music.

Synapse, the nonprofit organization spearheading the Summit, believes that making connections is the key to successful innovation communities throughout Florida—bringing people together regionally, nationally and internationally across a broad spectrum of industries and technologies.

For more information about the 2019 Synapse Summit: Innovation Lives Here, visit:


About Synapse Florida

Synapse Florida is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that connects entrepreneurs, talent, investors, corporations, educational institutions and other stakeholders to accelerate success in Florida’s thriving economies. Based in Tampa, Fla., Synapse helps people find what they need and share what they have in three ways:

  • Synapse Summit a live two-day celebration of innovation where visionaries, doers and success-makers connect with the latest transformational innovations across all industries.
  • Synapse Connectan online platform that allows innovators to easily and quickly connect with the resources they need to accelerate success.
  • Synapse Challenges a crowdsourcing solution for organizations to solve real-world problems and create new opportunities for forward-thinking businesses and people.

For more information about Synapse, please visit:


About eMerge Americas

eMerge Americas is the premier technology event connecting Latin America to the rest of the world and held annually at the Miami Beach Convention Center.  In 2018, eMerge Americas attracted more than 15,000 attendees from 400 participating companies and over 40 countries. eMerge Americas serves as a catalyst in order to propel innovation and investment in South Florida and Latin America. For more information about eMerge Americas, please visit:


Media Contacts:

Cesar R. Hernandez


P: (813) 277-6540



Bri Wagner


P: 813.258.5858 x. 226


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