Growth for five Tampa Bay tech startups has exploded since Covid-19 swept the nation


    When Knack co-founder Samyr Qureshi is asked about the impact of Covid-19 on his business, he immediately states he would never wish for a pandemic. But then comes a pause, and an acknowledgment that the tumultuous event that has turned the economy on its head has also done the same to industries that were stuck in their ways for decades. 

    “It is a catalyst. It accelerated a lot of innovation and change and frankly had it not been for this catalytic movement, we wouldn’t have woken up as quickly as we needed to,” Qureshi said.