Brian Kornfeld, CEO and Co-founder of Synapse, was featured on Elevate, Inc. Today episode 14. Kornfeld shared his story of becoming an entrepreneur and dedicating most of his time to the Tampa Bay community.
Born and raised in Tampa, Florida Kornfeld had a strong commitment to the community that he knew so well. When returning from Los Angeles, where he ventured to for a few years, Kornfeld realized he didn’t want to be stuck in corporate America and he wanted to become his own boss. He always had the entrepreneurial spirit but didn’t act on it until 2013 when he launched his first endeavor. Kornfeld founded his first profitable company in 2014 and allocated several partnerships throughout this time. Fast forward to 2016 when Brian started focusing on the Tampa Bay community and why it was having a difficult time taking off in the innovation industry and entrepreneurial industry.
“… and that’s where I really found a footing for myself was starting to think bigger pictures, starting to think more than just an organization but starting to think about missions, starting to think about connections, starting to think about playing off my strengths and I have really been proud about what I’ve been able to give back to the community since.” – Brian Kornfeld
Synapse was founded by three amazing visionaries, Marc Blumenthal, Andy Hafer, and Brian Kornfeld. Their mission has been the same since this company was founded. Synapse believes in the power of community and connecting entrepreneurs, investors, and other stakeholders to improve success in Florida’s economies. Synapse allows communities to connect online, solve problems and come together at their events, virtually and in-person to fill the needs of Florida’s innovation community. To learn more about Synapse click here.
Brian is one of many amazing community and business leaders in the Tampa Bay region. He shows his support by bringing innovation and connections to our community, sharing his entrepreneurial spirit, and giving back to the community. To view Kornfeld’s podcast click here.
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