A Celebration of Orlando’s tech ecosystem

Orlando Innovation Week

Oct. 9-15, 2021

Experience Orlando’s Innovation Economy

The first-ever Orlando Innovation Week is a celebration of Orlando’s tech industry. From October 9-15, entrepreneurs, founders, innovators and tech enthusiasts will have opportunities to come together and learn about the unique companies the make up Orlando’s innovation ecosystem and what they are doing to advance technology for the world, all culminating in the return of Synapse Orlando and the Immerse arts and culture festival.

Schedule of events include:
October 8-10 | Startup Weekend Orlando
October 11 | Tech Leaders Panel Discussion
October 13 | Networking Happy Hour
October 15 | Synapse Orlando
October 15-17 | Immerse


Orlando Innovation

A series of hype events from Nerd Night Orlando, Black Orlando Tech and more will lead up to Orlando Innovation Week, which kicks off with Startup Weekend (October 8-10). Then, a panel discussion featuring the region’s tech leaders and networking opportunities will offer our region’s entrepreneurs, founders and technology enthusiast with an opportunity to nurture connections and experience the innovation created in the Orlando community.

Nerd Night Orlando

Nerd Night Orlando Hype Event

An Orlando Innovation Week hype event featuring entertaining and educational presentations by some Orlando’s top innovators.

Date TBA

Black Orlando Tech

Black Orlando Tech (BOT) Hype Event

An Orlando Innovation Week hype and monthly BOT meetup designed to to accelerate minority economic advancement through innovation.

Date TBA

Tech Leaders Panel Discussion

A panel discussion featuring several of the Orlando region’s tech leaders on topics ranging from raising capital to talent and more.

October 11

happy hour

Networking Happy Hour

An opportunity to make lasting connections with fellow entrepreneurs and tech talent.

October 13

City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

“Orlando is home to some of the world’s leading advanced technology companies and it is the perfect place to bring the region together and showcase new innovations…”

– City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer



Synapse Orlando

The excitement culminates on October 15 when Synapse Orlando showcases the broad array of technology that powers the region’s innovation ecosystem, including everything from AI to VR and from AR to IOT and the industries that leverage them in innovative ways. This year’s theme is “Experience Orlando,” highlighting the innovators transforming how we live, work and play. With dynamic and hands-on exhibitors, workshops and access to thought leaders from the region’s leading companies, Synapse Orlando is a curated fusion of inspiration and opportunity for the entire innovation community.

“Orlando’s tech community is mighty, it’s smart, it’s forward-thinking and it’s poised to be one of the greatest…”

– Suneera Madhani

CEO & Founder, Stax by Fattmerchant




Immerse, October 15-17, will welcome guests to experience first-hand innovative, unique and interactive experiences that display creativity and community, bringing the heart of downtown Orlando to life. Ticket bundles will be available to purchase maximizing the innovation experience from business to the arts.

“Orlando is the place where innovation and art collide, where unforgettable experiences are at the heart of our culture, economy and quality of life…”

– Cole NeSmith

Executive Director, Creative City Project

How You Can Help

Amplify Orlando Innovation Week

Help us amplify Orlando’s tech stories by utilizing the Orlando Innovation Week toolkit, which includes shareable sample social posts, downloadable social images, an email signature graphic and a sample press release that you can make your own.

Orlando Innovation Week is brought to you by The Orlando Tech Council, a core component of the Orlando Economic Partnership and proud supporter of Synapse Orlando


Upcoming Tech Events

Orlando’s tech community comes together often to connect and collaborate, creating a cohesive ecosystem of support for entrepreneurship and business growth.

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26 Jun 30 Oct

Black Orlando Tech’s Tech Startup Series

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29 Sep

ART Educational Series: Investing Boldly

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9 15 Oct

Orlando Innovation Week 2021

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News About Tech & Innovation in Orlando

Orlando’s innovation economy launched with the country’s space race and has not slowed down since man landed on the moon. From simulation and defense to autonomous vehicle technology, innovation has been a theme here far longer than the theme parks.