When Knack launched about three years ago, co-founder Samyr Qureshi and his team wanted to help college students find peer tutors.
Now, the company is using its app and its technology to connect students in tutoring and mentoring relationships on about 40 college campuses, while also evolving into a powerful tool for companies like PwC and ConnectWise to find talented prospective workers and for universities to raise their performance-based metrics.
The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce began its Leadership St. Pete program in 1968, as the city’s great suburban exodus was under way. Downtown was already reeling from the westward migration of retailers to shopping centers and malls, and other business would follow suit in the 1970s and ‘80s.
In 1986, when young attorney Rick Baker went through LSP, downtown St. Pete was … well, it was sleepy, a ghost town of green benches and shuttered storefronts.
Baker is one of the leadership program’s most visible alumni. The intensive, six-month procedural includes a series of seminars on everything from city government to education, healthcare and the nonprofit sector – a “who’s who,” “what’s what” and “how do we make that happen” crash course in moving and shaking St. Petersburg.
SailFuture is an innovative program that takes troubled teenage boys out of the cycle of crime, poverty, and behavioral problems and into the water - using sailing to teach, build trust, and change futures.
Tropical Home & Garden lays down beautiful landscapes throughout Pinellas County. The business works with homeowners and commercial businesses, providing consultations with designers who help conceptualize landscape plans.
It is imperative we question the confidence placed in the new generation of quantitative models, innovations which could, as William Dudley warned, “lead to excess and put the [financial] system at risk.”