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