Setting Up Shop

Matt Brown Takes On Synapse Summit

With Synapse, we are building a platform that will serve as the connective tissue for innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship in Florida.
Marc Blumenthal
Founder, Synapse

Several weeks back, ThumbStopper had the unique opportunity to attend Synapse Summit, a two-day conference bringing businesses, entrepreneurs and community leaders together to help cultivate the entrepreneurial and tech ecosystems in Florida.

During our stay, we also brought BROWN on BRAND with us, setting up a portable version of the podcast right in the center of traffic at Synapse. We were overwhelmed with the turnout and guests we interviewed during the event.

So unlike our previous episodes, we are providing our recap of Synapse by releasing all of the episodes we recorded with our guests. We also want to give a special thanks to all of our guests for offering their time to be on the podcast.


Alex Allen, Two39 Work

Alex Allen is Co-Founder of Two39 Work, a co-working office space catering to businesses in the tech community. Based out in Bonita Springs, FL, Two39 Work offers desks, private offices, meeting rooms and other large gathering spaces to tech startups, business leaders, and trendsetters.

Click here to find out more information about Alex. More information on Two39 Work can be found here.

Alicia Waldner, ADventure Marketing

Alicia Waldner is CEO & Founder of ADventure Marketing, a digital marketing agency offering web development, graphic design and other branding services. Founded in 2017, ADventure seeks to cut through the fog of cookie-cutter marketing strategies to ensure their clients are seen and heard.

Click here to find out more information about Alicia. More information on ADventure Marketing can be found here.

Bernie Borges, Vengreso

Bernie Borges is Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Vengreso, which delivers a full suite of digital sales training and consulting services to assist B2B sales teams in generating conversions and buyers. Bernie assists the company in driving strategic messaging, thought leadership, and other content marketing strategies.

Click here to find out more information about Bernie. More information on Vengreso can be found here.

Brent Britton, De La Pena & Holiday

Brent Britton is the Managing Partner of De La Pena & Holiday, a national full-service litigation and transactional law firm that operates in several offices across the United States. In his capacity, Brent provides assistance with understanding intellectual property, business and technology law, commercial transactions and more.

Click here to find out more information about Brent. More information on De La Pena & Holiday can be found here.

David Ebner, Content Writer Workshop

David Ebner is President of Content Writer Workshop, a content marketing agency that offers training and consulting to companies interested in developing brand affinity. With a group of writers and designers, David uses creative storytelling to advance a brand's marketing goals.

Click here to find out more information about David. More information on Content Writer Workshop can be found here.

Jacqueline Darna, No Mo Nausea

Jacqueline Darna is the Chief Executive Officer and Inventor of No Mo Nausea, the first and only way to stop nausea, vomiting, and headaches instantly for adults and kids. The 3-in-1 wristband combines aromatherapy and acupressure to assist in stopping motion sickness, migraines, and more.

Click here to find out more information about Jacqueline. More information on No Mo Nausea can be found here.

Marc Fratello, Marxent

Marc Fratello is the VP of Business Development for Marxent Labs, which assists retailers with creating, managing, and delivering 3-D content to customers. With 30+ years experience in the tech industry, Marc is dedicated to delivering excellent experiences to stakeholders and customers while delivering a strong ROI for equity partners and opportunities for his employees to grow and thrive.

Click here to find out more information about Marc. More information on Marxent Labs can be found here.

Matt Cowell, QuantHub

Matt Cowell is Chief Executive Officer of QuantHub, providing companies with an AI-driven tech screening and skill development platform for data scientists and engineers. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, QuantHub's mission is to rid the world of the #quantcrunch by empowering companies to attract, vet, and develop world-class data scientists.

Click here to find out more information about Matt. More information on QuantHub can be found here.

Maureen Famiano, MEFMedia

Maureen Famiano is President of MEFMedia, which assists businesses in media relations, video creation, social media, and other professional services. With over 30 years experiences in television, Maureen assists clients in fleshing out crafting the real stories of their businesses.

Click here to find out more information about Maureen. More information on MEFMedia can be found here.

Peter Quintas, SOMA Global

Peter Quintas is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of SOMA Global, which helps redefine how dispatchers, first responders and other public safety personnel work in their respective fields. In his current role, Peter is responsible for driving product and platform development; defining business goals and executing through growth; and general operational and financial responsibilities.

Click here to find out more information about Peter. More information on SOMA Global can be found here.

Sean Halter, Connectivity Holdings

Sean Halter is Principal of Connectivity Holdings, which invests in emerging companies within the digital, media and marketing landscapes. He also hosts "The CMO Suite" podcast, where he speaks with executives from national and international brands.

Click here to find out more information about Sean. More information on Connectivity Holdings can be found here.

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