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From the Corner Office podcast, hosted by Mark Gordon, Business Observer managing editor, is an inside look at how some of the top executives, entrepreneurs and decision-makers across the region approach leadership.

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Latest episode
Connections, creativity and championing innovation with Synapse Florida CEO Lauren Prager

This week, we are speaking with Lauren Prager, CEO of Synapse Florida. Lauren has been involved with Synapse Florida since 2018, when she volunteered for the launch of Synapse Summit, a statewide event of innovation. She was named CEO in spring 2023.

Together, we talk about how Synapse has evolved, and continues to evolve, as a go-to source for entrepreneurs, business leaders, nonprofits and more from across Florida to gather and learn from one another. We also talk about what Lauren has learned seeing and working with some of the region’s most notable and innovative organizations and companies.  


3 Takeaways:
  1. (08:52) Florida is a welcoming community, utilize it
  2. (10:35) Not all innovation is tech, and not all tech is innovative
  3. (12:35) A common thread among inspiring people is they give more than they receive


In this episode

(00:00) Introducing Lauren Prager and Synapse Florida
(04:15) How do you connect people and organizations at Synapse?
(06:20) How did you get connected with Synapse?
(10:07) Who are some innovators that are doing it right?
(12:00) Who are some leaders you look up to?
(14:00) How do you choose your opportunities at Synapse?
(16:35) Nonprofit organizations leveraging partnerships
(18:25) What is Synapse Summit?
(21:00) Rapid fire questions


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