Twenty years ago, the Pace Community lost 47 members—students and alumni alike—and was closed for several weeks as we worked toward recovery. To mark the solemn occasion, we asked members of the Pace Community to share their experiences and recollections of the day and the time after.
Allan Krasner ’20, Manuel Garza ’22, and Isaiah Jimenez ’23 met while working at Seidenberg Creative Labs and the Entrepreneurship Lab. It turned out that this environment was the perfect match for the trio, who have combined their technical acumen and collective conscientiousness to launch Wepptek, a startup dedicated to assisting clients with a wide range of professional website and application needs.
“The three of us met together for the first time in the eLab without realizing that we would be working much closer together in the near future,” Krasner told Seidenberg. “Seidenberg Creative Labs helped the three of us understand how the flow of projects is supposed to work and helped us understand any potential problems that we might run into in the development process.”
“Seidenberg Creative Labs helped the three of us understand how the flow of projects is supposed to work and helped us understand any potential problems that we might run into in the development process.”
Krasner, Garza, and Jimenez have been busy. Through working with clients—which have already included a charter school consulting firm and the Union of Adjunct Faculty at Pace—they’ve been able to solidify their roles and ideal workflow as they strive to build an expanded customer base. Krasner, the CEO, has his hands in a little bit of everything to keep the business running while also focusing on the big picture. Garza, the CTO, centers his focus on the technological components of each project. And Jimenez, the COO, ensures things run smoothly on the operations side, while always keeping his eye out for more clients.