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Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship

Excitement builds as $100 million Moran gift comes to life at FSU

A year and a half after Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation gifted a record $100 million to Florida State University, the support already is transforming the university and creating opportunities for students and business owners for generations to come. The gift’s positive impact is gaining momentum across campus and beyond. The 22-year-old Jim […]

Students in FAMU-FSU College of Engineering win statewide ‘Hackathon’ competition

Florida State University students Tucker Russ and Maxwell Brecher are really on a roll with their innovative business Safebriight. Russ and Brecher, students in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, won their second business competition this year — and another grand prize of $10,000 — at the MuniMod Hackathon hosted by the Florida League of Cities and business […]

FSU entrepreneurship faculty member wins achievement award

Florida State University’s Doug Tatum, an entrepreneur in residence in the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, has received a distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Corporate Growth. The award is a rare honor that hasn’t been presented to an honoree since 2012 when Jay Jordan, chairman and founder of the Jordan Company, received […]

FSU alumnus works with Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship to expand market of best-selling grooming product

A Florida State University graduate and the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship are working together to expand the reach of his already successful startup company. Joshua Esnard, who graduated from FSU in 2008 after taking entrepreneurship classes and earning a bachelor’s degree in finance, started selling The Cut Buddy in 2016. The product, a patented […]

InNOLEvation® Challenge announces winners

Four student-operated businesses have won top honors at the 2016-2017 InNOLEvation® Challenge business model competition hosted by the Florida State University Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. The competition, which paid out more than $35,000 to winners, included two first-place awards. One focused on a social problem and another focused primarily on entrepreneurship. Hannah King and […]

Seven business teams advance to finals of InNOLEvation® Challenge

Seven teams of students in the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship are headed to the final round of competition in the 2016-2017 InNOLEvation® Challenge at Florida State University. The students are competing for more than $35,000 and learning valuable lessons about starting a business as they face off in the business model competition. The finals will take place March […]

Profiles in Leadership: Hartline gets down to ‘business’ of leading college to Top 25

It was a big day for Michael Hartline, one of the biggest of his life. Hartline had been serving as interim dean of Florida State University’s College of Business for nine months when the life-changing day arrived in the spring of 2016. The College of Business Board of Governors was slated to meet at 8:30 […]

FSU to begin renovations on new Jim Moran Building

Florida State University is beginning the first phase of major renovations on a building in downtown Tallahassee that is set to become the new FSU Jim Moran Building. The facility will be home to the College of Business’s Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and the university’s new interdisciplinary Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. It’s […]

FSU student’s startup business wins Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Award

Florida State University student Nick Telford has won a $1,000 award from the Tallahassee Chamber Entrepreneurial Forum to support his startup business, Fly Mouthwash. Telford, the co-founder of Fly Mouthwash, is one of the 11 startup business teams involved in Domi Station’s “Get Started” program. The Chamber selected three teams to participate in the forum. […]

FSU’s Wendy Plant earns prestigious post with national entrepreneurship group

Florida State University’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship is proud to announce Wendy Plant, director of the Center for Student Engagement, has been elected as a Director at Large for the United States for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). USASBE is the largest independent, professional, academic organization in the world dedicated to advancing the discipline […]

‘7 Under 30’ speaker series showcases FSU alumni entrepreneurs

The Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship will present the 5th annual 7 Under 30 Speaker Series, featuring seven Florida State alumni entrepreneurs who launched successful businesses before the age of 30.  The speakers will share their journey developing a successful business. “We have a very diverse group of alumni this year and are really looking […]

FSU business grad receives Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award

A Florida State University graduate has been recognized for starting an innovative business that utilizes “parametric design” to produce unique wooden products. Today, Gov. Rick Scott presented the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award to Nick O’Donnell, who graduated with a degree in entrepreneurship from FSU’s College of Business in 2015. O’Donnell is the founder and owner […]