Florida State University recognized the fastest-growing companies owned or led by FSU alumni during the 6th annual Seminole 100 Celebration Saturday night at the FSU Student Union Ballroom.
The 2023 fastest-growing business, Floorzz, LLC, is led by FSU alumni Crissie Anderson (M.S. ’05, Ph.D. ’09) and Mike Anderson (B.S. ’04).
The company, based in Miramar Beach, Florida, is a retail store with an e-commerce component focused on selling tile, hardwood, luxury vinyl and laminate. They “believe in a personal relationship with their clients and giving customers an unprecedented online customer service experience.”
To view the complete list of 2023 Seminole 100 businesses, visit seminole100.fsu.edu.
“We’re proud to celebrate the success of our outstanding alumni who are leading the way in business by providing needed products, services and solutions, creating jobs and building stronger communities,” said President Richard McCullough. “They embody the brave and bold entrepreneurial spirit that thrives at Florida State University and inspires the next generation of innovators and leaders.”
“We’re proud to celebrate the success of our outstanding alumni who are leading the way in business by providing needed products, services and solutions, creating jobs and building stronger communities. They embody the brave and bold entrepreneurial spirit that thrives at Florida State University and inspires the next generation of innovators and leaders.”
— President Richard McCullough
During the event, guests heard from keynote speaker Brian Ford, chief operating officer of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ford earned his bachelor’s degree in hospitality administration from FSU in 1989.
The FSU Seminole 100 is powered by the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship in partnership with the FSU Alumni Association. The 100 fastest-growing FSU alumni-owned or alumni-led businesses are recognized at the Seminole 100 celebration on FSU’s campus each year, during which each company learns their numerical ranking and receives their award.
This event honors FSU’s entrepreneurs and allows them to share valuable business insights with each other. Each November, honorees are announced in alphabetical order, but only on the night of the event do they learn who takes the top spot.
Seminole 100 companies were ranked, regardless of size, by evaluating their three-year compounded annual growth rates. To ensure the integrity and credibility of the list, financial partner EY carefully verifies the revenue numbers for every applicant using the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) formula.
Nominations for the 2024 Seminole 100 are currently open on seminole100.fsu.edu.
Rounding out the Seminole 100 top 10 are:
- Perfect Plants Nursery
- Sloane Staffing
- Chisholm Law Firm, PLLC
- Sanchez Fischer Levine, LLP
- Simple Syllabus
- Rapid Business Plans
- Native Realty
- Boomerang Transportation, LLC
- Round Square, LLC