Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship

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 […]

Dissatisfaction in three dimensions: Researcher finds link between 3-D body scans, feelings of dejection

If you’ve made a habit of sidestepping mirrors and shunning your reflection, new research from Florida State University suggests that you may want to keep a safe distance from 3-D body scanners as well. In a paper published in the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, Jessica Ridgway, an assistant professor of retail entrepreneurship in the […]

FSU student entrepreneur selected for 2018 Future Founders Fellowship

A Florida State University undergraduate student has been selected to participate in the 2018 Future Founders cohort, a nonprofit fellowship that empowers the development of top student entrepreneurs across the country. Hannah King, a junior majoring in international affairs with a minor in social and commercial entrepreneurship and founder of Woven Futures, will participate in a yearlong program geared toward the advancement of millennial entrepreneurs and their businesses […]

Successful FSU alumni entrepreneurs to speak at ‘7 Under 30’ program

The Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship will present the sixth annual 7 Under 30 program, featuring seven Florida State alumni entrepreneurs who launched successful businesses before the age of 30. “This year is so exciting as many of our faculty members have mentored or taught these speakers,” said Susan S. Fiorito, director of the Jim […]

FSU’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship forms partnership to increase student internships

Florida State University’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship has formed a new partnership with the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce designed to help students secure internships. The new program will provide students “courtesy” memberships with the Chamber of Commerce so they can connect more easily with local business leaders. The Chamber will pair students with […]

First class starts at FSU’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship

John Breed just couldn’t stay away. The former Florida State University entrepreneurship faculty member, a successful entrepreneur himself in the private sector, is back teaching at FSU after working the past year at a large IT company. The opportunity to help launch FSU’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship was irresistible for someone with an entrepreneurial […]

Florida State’s new freshman class is one of biggest, brightest ever

Florida State University will welcome about 42,000 students — including what is expected to be one of the largest incoming freshman classes in university history — as classes begin for the 2017-2018 academic year Monday, Aug. 28. FSU anticipates about 300 more incoming freshmen than last year, an increase in yield following a record number of applications […]

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 […]