Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship

FSU student-entrepreneurs win awards for addressing real-world problems with innovative solutions

A team of Florida State University student-entrepreneurs with an ambitious goal to virtually eradicate snail fever in a region of Nigeria won the grand prize of $10,000 in the annual InNOLEvation® Challenge Business Model Competition sponsored by the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. The students’ business, InnoHealth Diagnostics, uses DNA amplification and other advanced technology […]

Women in a galaxy far, far away: Star Wars characters’ costumes reflect shift from power to romance

Changes in costume in the female leads, Padmé and Leia, in Star Wars Episodes I through VI parallel shifts in the characters’ positions of power, a new study by Florida State University researchers suggests. These changes in costume and status seem to be linked to the progression of the characters’ romantic relationships and take focus […]

FSU’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship wins national award for excellence and innovation

Florida State University’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship has earned the top award in a national competition of entrepreneurship programs. Professor Susan Fiorito, the director of the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, accepted the Model Emerging Program Award from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) at the organization’s conference in St. […]

FSU entrepreneurship students win top awards in global competition

A Florida State University student has emerged as the winner of a statewide competition for student-entrepreneurs and will represent Florida at the national finals of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) next year. Senior Hannah King — owner of Woven Futures, a business that markets the unique craftsmanship of Guatemalan textile weavers — earned a […]

FSU opens new living-learning community for aspiring entrepreneurs

Fostering an entrepreneurial spirit across campus is one of Florida State University’s top strategic goals. This fall, the university has taken its commitment to innovation one step further by offering a home for budding entrepreneurs with the opening of a new living-learning community. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Learning Community (EILC) is designed to immerse first-year […]

FSU Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship holds first-ever camp for high school students

Florida State University’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship hosted 38 local high school students for its first-ever entrepreneurship camp during the week of June 18-22. Students were exposed to many successful local entrepreneurs and concepts through experiential learning during the camp held on the FSU campus and at the new Jim Moran Building in downtown […]

FSU student business shines at state and local competitions

Four Florida State University entrepreneurship students, who operate a biotechnology company focusing on diabetes care, won the grand prize of $15,000 at a competition hosted by the Leon County Research and Development Authority last week. DiaTech, created by Luis Blanco, Nicholas Cooper, JC Gray and John Wilcox, also earned second place at the 2018 Statewide […]

Gratitude and inspiration soar at FSU’s new Jim Moran Building

The optimistic, enthusiastic spirit of entrepreneur and philanthropist Jim Moran was alive and well at a ribbon cutting for Florida State University’s new entrepreneurship-focused Jim Moran Building, and so were his words. Moran famously once said, “The future belongs to those who prepare for it.” FSU is preparing an exciting new entrepreneurial future for students […]

FSU takes first place at MuniMod civic tech competition

A Florida State University student team placed first in the MuniMod, Florida’s largest civic tech competition to date, by developing Social Safe, an app to reduce intimate partner violence. The hackathon-style event was hosted by the Florida League of Cities in collaboration with Domi Station April 7-8 in Orlando. Students were tasked with applying their […]

Hands-free wheelchair umbrella wins FSU InNOLEvation® Challenge

A team of six student engineers, who brainstormed a hands-free umbrella for wheelchairs, won the grand prize of $10,000 in Florida State University’s annual InNOLEvation® Challenge sponsored by the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. The students, all seniors at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, created an umbrella called DriGo that automatically deploys when a person […]

FSU, FAMU students team up to create designs, pitch ideas at InnoVenture Weekend

Every day, a question is heard in households across the country. “Honey, where are the car keys?” Or maybe, “Have you seen my glasses?” Or perhaps the treacherous, “OK, what did you do with the remote?” Yes, people lose things. Can anything be done about it? That was just one of the problems pursued by […]

FSU researcher aims to better protect nation’s first responders

Technology breakthroughs in clothing materials and design have benefited all of us, but perhaps none more so than first responders. Burn injuries among firefighters have plummeted in the past decade. There’s just one problem: cases of heat stroke, exhaustion and cardiac arrest deaths have spiked upward because protective gear is much more insulated. New research […]