The agreement between FSU and Domi Station, a Tallahassee-based business incubator and co-working space, stands to benefit both, said Susan Fiorito, dean of the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship.
“Students from the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship have long had a working relationship with Domi Station and have benefited from its entrepreneurial community interactions and mentoring opportunities,” she said. “We are thrilled to have the support to continue to grow this relationship between FSU and community entrepreneurs.”
In addition to providing startups with access to affordable office space, Domi Station offers a range of resources and services to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Since its founding in 2014, Domi Station has helped launch dozens of successful businesses, creating over 1,000 jobs and economic opportunities throughout Tallahassee.
The partnership will allow Domi’s members greater access to FSU’s vast research and development resources and let them tap into campus mentorship and networking opportunities. FSU faculty and students will be able to collaborate with DOMI businesses on research projects and internships.
“FSU’s expertise and resources will help our businesses accelerate their growth and success, and we look forward to collaborating on exciting new projects and initiatives.”
— Robert Blacklidge, executive director of Domi Station
“We are thrilled to partner with Florida State University to provide our members with even more resources and support,” said Robert Blacklidge, executive director of Domi Station. “FSU’s expertise and resources will help our businesses accelerate their growth and success, and we look forward to collaborating on exciting new projects and initiatives.”
The FSU-Domi partnership is the latest step in FSU’s ongoing efforts to support and facilitate local innovation and entrepreneurship. Initiatives housed in the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship and the Office of Commercialization have been central to this work as FSU continues to build and bolster its culture of innovation and entrepreneurial support.
For more information, visit domistation.org.