Samyr Qureshi       Adam Roth

  

 

Samyr Qureshi / Knack

Samyr Qureshi is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Knack, the fastest growing peer tutoring platform on college campuses. Knack’s mission is to help students discover and deliver their knack – giving them the best platform to build, sharpen, and showcase their skills to peers and future employers.Previously, Samyr worked at Gartner as an Account Executive in the Emerging Technology Division and also formerly worked at Apple as an iOS Product Advisor. Samyr was born in Abu Dhabi, UAE and immigrated to the US with his mother and sister at the age of seven. Landing in Clearwater, Florida, Samyr grew up in the Tampa Bay area and went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida. He graduated with honors in 2014 with a degree in Law & Criminology. Samyr has been featured on Inc.com as a Top 30 Entrepreneur to Watch, he is part of the Thiel Summit Network, and is a K50 Fellow through the Kairos Society. Samyr currently resides in Tampa, Florida where Knack is headquartered. When he’s not traveling, he enjoys playing guitar, listening to live music, and spending time outdoors with his dog Koda.

 

Adam Roth / Honorlock

While obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Florida Atlantic University, Adam Roth won $13,000 in FAU’s 2014 Business Plan Competition, and was accepted into FAU’s 2015 Tech Runway program with a $20,000 grant. Adam made good use of the grant as he co-founded and became CEO of Honorlock, an on-demand, online proctoring solution. With patent in hand for his Multi-Device Detection technology, Adam raised $1.7M in capital investments from a group of investors, including Blackboard co-founder Daniel Cane and Redilearning CEO Michael Hemlepp.

With more than 15 years of programming experience, Adam enjoys teaching programming to young entrepreneurs and has been a student entrepreneur panelist at eMerge 2016 and ITPalooza 2017.

 

 

 

Jason Hill / Client Focused Advisors
(Host)

Kevin Cox / Adams Center for Entrepreneurship at FAU
(Co-Host)

Samyr Qureshi / Knack
(Guest)

Adam Roth / Honorlock
(Guest)

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