About this Speaker
Samyr is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Knack, the fastest growing peer tutoring platform for colleges and universities. The company is venture-backed by Jeff Vinik (Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Team Owner), Precursor Ventures, ETS (creators of GRE), ASU Enterprise Partners, and many other well-known investors and educational institutions. Currently based in Tampa, Florida, Samyr previously worked as an Account Executive in the Emerging Technology division at Gartner and also formerly served as an iOS Advisor at Apple.
Samyr was born in Abu Dhabi, UAE and immigrated to the US with his mother and sister at the age of seven. Landing in Florida, he grew up in the Clearwater area and earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Florida. He graduated with honors in 2014 from UF’s with a degree in Law & Criminology. Samyr has been featured on Inc.com as a Top 30 Entrepreneur to Watch and was most recently inducted to the 2020 Class of Forbes 30 Under 30 - Education.
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.