The app Peabj was founded by Kamila Khasanova and Jordan Murti with the goal of helping business students at the University of South Florida (USF) connect with others for collaboration on projects. Since its launch a few months ago, over 200 students at USF have downloaded and are using the app, which is focused on building professional connections among business students, funded by the app’s founders.
One of the students who found a connection through the app is Sarthak Pattnaik, who introduced badminton to his friend, Nicholas Pacini, after meeting him through Peabj. Both are students at the MUMA College of Business at USF, and they credit the app with helping them to establish a startup company. According to them, Peabj has fast-tracked their professional goal by helping them to locate the right talent and connect with serious investors, leading to placement in competitive programs like Hustle, which provides funding for their startup company.
Peabj has proven to be a valuable resource for business students at USF, facilitating connections and collaborations that have real-world applications. Although currently only being tested at USF, Peabj plans to eventually be open to students nationwide.