Welcome Tampa Bay Wave’s newest team member, Daylyn Randolph!
Daylyn is interning with Tampa Bay Wave this summer, thanks to a very special program, called the Tech Fellows program, run by Florida State University‘s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (C.A.R.E.) and Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement (C.R.E.). This unique program exposes first-generation students to the daily task of product development, entrepreneurship, and ecosystem building.
Daylyn is a proud member of the 2022 Tech Fellows cohort. He attends Florida State University (FSU) and plans to graduate in spring of 2024 with a degree in business management.
During his internship, he will be researching the best practices of accelerators and incubators, and designing a strategic initiative for first-generation students interested in entrepreneurship at FSU. He will be honing in on the Wave’s robust mentor network to guide him in developing this trailblazing program. He is also interested in learning more about fintech companies and how their growing influence impacts low-income communities.
Daylyn is both a creative and an aspiring entrepreneur. In his spare time, he likes to create podcasts on his channel, DayLee Talks. He is also a self-published author, his book is titled, I Learned From You, containing a collection of poems.
We asked Daylyn why he’s looking forward to his internship, “I am excited to be an intern at Tampa Bay Wave this summer, surrounded by exceptional professionals. I seek to observe the developmental timeline of founders and their companies. While observing how they use their entrepreneurial mindsets to deal with conflicts that may arise in their businesses. There are tons of things I do not know; therefore, I am walking into this experience with an open mind ready to learn things I never imagined.”
We’re looking forward to watching Daylyn grow with our team this summer!