University of South Florida System President Judy Genshaft said Monday afternoon that retirement was “a very, very, very difficult decision” that she and her husband reached several months ago. The school, she added, “is a part of us, it’s a part of our family.”
Genshaft’s announcement – that she will step down effective July 1, 2019 – was made early Monday in a letter to the USF community, USF Board of Trustees and Florida Board of Governors.
Brian Kornfeld’s brain runs hotter and faster than an average person’s. Some serious organizations have put that brain to serious use for things like making sure very expensive satellites don’t float off into deep space. As it turns out, this rocket scientist wasn’t engineered for cogdome in large organizations. After years of generating ideas and releasing them to the wind like umbrella hairs from a dandelion, Kornfeld built his first company. And it failed miserably.
Like all good entrepreneurs, that first failed attempt was simply fertilizer for his next company, Popkorn Apps.
There are few Fintech companies brave enough to take on the giant financial institutions who own most of the world’s financial data, but St. Petersburg-based Intrinio is one such company. The startup Fintech company is laser-focused on the democratizing access to financial data, and has successfully opened up 300 channels to customers so far.
This week, Rachel Carpenter, co-founder of Intrinio, announced that she’ll be hitting the road for the first in a series of three workshops comprising the Capital Village Fintech US 2018 development program.