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St. Pete, Tampa entrepreneurs make the Forbes 30 Under 30

Margie Manning

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The leaders at Intrinio and Knack are included in the new Forbes 30 Under 30.

The list, which includes 600 “revolutionaries” in 20 industries, is made up of people who are changing the course, and the face, of business and society, said Forbes.

The list-makers were chosen from more than 15,000 nominees.

Samyr Qureshi and Dennis Hansen (PHOTO CREDIT: Michelle Stoker Photography)

Dennis Hansen, 27, and Samyr Qureshi, 26, co-founders of Knack in Tampa, are highlighted in the education category. The company recently won the Lumina Foundation Education Innovation Prize and developed a strategic partnership with Village Capital U.S. Education Program.

What Forbes said: Knack is a website where college students connect with others on campus for tutoring and mentoring at a 20 percent cut. After three years, it is in 50 school across the U.S. with an army of 5,000 tutors. Both founders are graduates of the University of Florida. Knack is currently running pilots with campuses, which will subsidize the tutoring service for their students.

Rachel Carpenter, Intrinio

Rachel Carpenter, 29, co-founder and CEO of Intrinio, is among the list-makers in the finance category. Intrinio, a financial technology company St. Petersburg, raised $5 million in venture capital earlier this year. Carpenter also was part of the local delegation that talked about business opportunities in St. Petersburg during a New York forum sponsored by the Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corp. and the City of St. Petersburg in October.

What Forbes said: Rachel Carpenter is cofounder and CEO of Intrinio, a startup that offers a data marketplace where companies can get stock prices for every exchange in the world. PayPal, one of Intrinio’s 850 customers, uses it to display their stock price on a ticker in their Manhattan office. Hedge funds use it run quantitative analysis. Harvard and Stanford’s faculty and students use it for research.

Forbes 30 Under 30 2020 By The Numbers:

The average age is 27

40% female, 59% male and 1% non-binary

65%+ are founders or cofounders

20% are immigrants from 42 countries

38% identify as first generation Americans

Raised well over $1 billion in funding

21% are based in New York, followed by San Francisco (17%), Los Angeles (12%) and Boston (6%)

They work an average of 66 hours per week

77% of honorees consider being under the age of 30 an advantage in their career

86% are optimistic about the U.S. economy for startups

Colleges producing the most list members (in order): Stanford University, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, NYU, UC Berkeley, Yale University

The apps they can’t live without (in order): Google Maps, Spotify, Twitter, Instagram, Gmail, Slack

No. 1 dream mentors (in order): Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Michelle Obama, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Barack Obama

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