The 2021 Synapse Summit highlights innovation from across Florida, with a strong focus on the Orlando region’s tech assets and accomplishments.
Synapse Summit 2021 features four days of virtual, insightful and empowering discussions about the state of Innovation in Florida and beyond. The Orlando Tech Council is a proud sponsor of the event that will feature speakers including Shark Tank’s Daymond John and Cameo Co-Founder Steve Galanis as well as industry leaders and innovators from across the state.
The Tampa-based Synapse organization is a nonprofit that has a mission to connect “entrepreneurs, investors and other stakeholders to accelerate success in Florida’s thriving economies.”
The four days of programming include 25 sessions that feature the Orlando region and the breadth of technological advances that have been born from our area. Within those sessions, five members of the Orlando Tech Council will be featured:
Jeff Lutes, SVP of Technology, Orlando Magic will discuss the power of UV with local CEO of Violet Defense, Terry Berland.
Kirstie McCool, executive director of Guidewell Innovation Center will discuss the building blocks of healthy communities with experts from across the state.
Lilian Myers, executive director of StarterStudio and chair-elect of the Orlando Tech Council will discuss activating early-stage tech investments in the state.
In a fireside chat presented by the Orlando Tech Council, Jason Eichenholz, founder and CEO of Luminar, and Adam Scheinberg, vice president of information technology at Massey Services will discuss Luminar’s technology and how Orlando companies are changing the world.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the Orlando region’s impact at the event. Including the aforementioned sessions, leaders and specialists from 12 Orlando Economic Partnership investors and Orlando Regional Chamber members will be featured in another 11 sessions, with even more Orlando-based companies and community partners rounding out the region’s presence.
The Partnership’s own Nisha Brice, associate director of programs and partnerships, and Phoebe Fleming, director of research, will discuss upskilling and the future of work.
All discussions featuring Orlando region-based speakers are listed below. Be sure to register for the event that begins Monday, March 8 at 9 a.m.