Brian Kornfeld

Brian is truly immersed in Florida’s entrepreneurial and innovation communities as President and Co-founder of Synapse Florida, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit creating the nexus for entrepreneurs, investors and businesses to connect with the resources they need to accelerate success and drive Florida’s economic growth.

Through Synapse, Brian is increasing the visibility of Florida’s innovation communities across the entire industrial, commercial, municipal, and educational spectrum to attract and retain talent and build thriving businesses for generations to come.
Brian, a Tampa Bay native and a rocket scientist, is the President of the USF Executive MBA Alumni Advisory Council and supports many local missions and companies as an advisor or partner. He is a Six-Sigma Black Belt, Lean Expert, and Certified Scrum Product Owner. Brian is a 2018 recipient of the
prestigious Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Business Up and Comers of Tampa Bay. He is also nationally recognized in The Business Journals’ Influencers: Rising Stars as one of the top 100 business
executives across the country who are having a positive impact relatively early in their careers on their companies and their communities, and who could be shaping how business gets done for years to come.
When not working, Brian spends his time with his wife Marcy, his twin boys Jacob and Micah, and his dog Brooks. He also is an avid fan of Tampa Bay sports and you can often find him at a Bucs, Lightning, or Rays game. Brian is proud to call Tampa Bay his home, and is thrilled to be contributing in a major way to the future of the region.

The Three Pillars of Synapse

Through the 3 Pillars of Synapse, we give the community the opportunity to connect with the individuals and resources they need through Synapse Connect. They can test their viability and ingenuity through our Synapse Challenges, translating their ideas into real-world solutions. And our signature Synapse Events brings the community together to create meaningful dialogues, effective and efficient brainstorming, and be inspired, motivated, and educated through its speakers and panelists.