Students to Sarasota:
We visited with students from USF Sarasota Manatee to talk about their plans to either stay or leave the area after they graduate. What say you?
As part of an ongoing discussion about Millennials leaving Sarasota, we grabbed our cameras and headed over to USF Sarasota-Manatee to talk with students about their plans to either stay, or move away after graduation. Local CEO’s we’re also in attendance to get a better understanding of why there is such a divide between the opportunities they think are present in the area, and the perception of young people that there is no opportunity here.
This video showcases the evening and highlights the students responses. Please share it with friends and on social media to help our message spread.
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We’re empowering area creatives and driving local commerce
Hello there, my name is Raymmar Tirado, and I’m the founder of the Sarasota Underground.
A few years back, I started a personal blog to share the story of my adventures as an entrepreneur publicly. Over time, the blog became pretty popular and eventually got to the point where it was outperforming some of the local media companies here in Sarasota.
The national exposure was great, but it was not very effective in helping me drive local change which is where I think we can have the most impact. Now I am working with a team of technology professionals to build a Sarasota centered web property that allows us to leverage the online clout we’ve built to drive real change here in my local community.
This website is the beginning of our efforts to do just that.
We’re building an open source media company that is designed to empower area creatives, and drive local commerce.
It’s a blend of…
- Small business networking
- Word of mouth marketing.
Were helping small businesses drive local commerce and encouraging more engagement on important civic issues by presenting important information about our community in a way that our generation can appreciate.
We understand that Sarasota is special for some very specific reasons, and we want to make sure we don’t lose sight of that. We also understand the need to amplify the voice of area young professionals, present the Sarasota story in a way that appeals to a younger demographic, and show younger voters how easy it is for them to get involved in shaping the future of this city we all love.
We think it’s time for a new generation of movers and shakers to come together to make a real difference in Sarasota…. Because this shit isn’t just going to fix itself.
So if you want to learn more, or are interested in helping us push Sarasota into the 21st Century then click the link below and join in on the conversation.