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The Jim Moran Institute Joins National Business Incubation Association (NBIA), the World’s Leading Organization Advancing Business Incubation and Entrepreneurship

Tallahassee, Fla. — The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and the Florida State University College of Business announce the Student Business Incubator (SBI) has joined the influential National Business Incubation Association (NBIA), the world’s leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship. Located within the College of Business, the SBI provides professional office space and connects enterprising students with mentors to help solve the myriad problems every fledgling venture faces.

The NBIA serves more than 1,900 incubator developers, managers and staff, economic development professionals, academic scholars interested in entrepreneurship and small business development and incubation and entrepreneurship consultants in more than 60 nations. Each year, the NBIA provides thousands of professionals with information, education, advocacy and networking resources to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies, while advancing the business creation process to increase entrepreneurial success and individual opportunity, strengthen economic development and job creation in communities worldwide.

“The Jim Moran Institute remains committed to cultivating training and inspiring future entrepreneurial leaders,” said Dr. Tim R. Holcomb, FSU’s Jim Moran Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship and executive director of The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. “Participating in the NBIA enables us to increase entrepreneurial success and individual opportunity for startups that co-locate in the SBI, strengthening the learning experience for our students and enhancing our ability to better serve the needs of student-founded ventures for the long-term.”

The SBI has private office space to support up to eight early-stage ventures, provides a common area for students to discuss their ideas in a relaxed environment and offers opportunities for peer mentoring interactions and synergies between teams to develop. The goal is to create a learning environment, where innovation and creativity can flourish and classroom education is made relevant for student entrepreneurs who are developing new business ideas. Student businesses currently operating in the SBI include StooKoo (http://Stookoo.com/), Web Traffic Consultants LLC (http://webtrafficconsultants.net/), ClickKoala (http://clickkoala.com/), AnySauce.com (http://anysauce.com/), Notelog (http://notelog.com/), LooksForBooks (http://looksforbooks.com/), and College Cleaners (http://mycollegecleaners.com).

For more information about the Student Business Incubator, contact Tim R. Holcomb at JimMoranInstitute@fsu.edu or (850) 644-7851. To learn more about The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, please visit www.jmi.fsu.edu.

About The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship:
The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship was established in 1995 through generous donations from automotive industry legend Jim Moran, his wife Jan, and JM Family Enterprises, Inc. Their gifts were supplemented with a major grant from the State of Florida to create a fully funded endowment. Its mission is to cultivate, train and inspire entrepreneurial leaders in the community through world-class education, leading-edge research and applied training, intensive consulting assistance and mentorship to entrepreneurs and business owners at no charge, and public recognition. The staff of entrepreneurship professionals, academic scholars, and staff foster the entrepreneurial spirit by helping to organize, expand and promote the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship in such a way as to facilitate new business and to further the goals of established businesses. The Jim Moran Institute’s faculty and staff provide students, faculty, aspiring entrepreneurs, and business owners the tools and expertise necessary to develop strategies that establish and sustain advantages for businesses in today’s competitive marketplace and to creatively pursue new opportunities and innovations involving the startup of new business ventures. Through degree and certificate programs in entrepreneurship, outreach programs that reach across Florida and throughout the world, and complementary activities such as half-day workshops and a speaker series, The Jim Moran Institute currently serves more than 1,000 undergraduates and about 200 businesses each year.

About College of Business at Florida State University:
Founded in 1950, the College of Business is one of the nation’s youngest business schools, yet it has become one of the 10 largest in the nation. With more than 5,700 students, the College boasts a distinguished full-time faculty of 116, including one Francis Eppes professor, eight eminent scholars, three university-named professors, 29 endowed professors and six fellows. The College offers eight undergraduate degrees (BS) with ten majors, and the graduate program offers six master’s degree programs (MBA, MSF, MSM, MS in MIS, MSM in RMI and MAcc) and seven majors at the doctoral level (PhD). These academic majors are available through the College’s five departments, which include Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing and Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate & Legal Studies. The College also has one independent, industry-specific program, the Dedman School of Hospitality, which offers one undergraduate degree with two majors. The Dedman School of Hospitality has eight distinguished full-time faculty, which include four endowed professors. The College is also home to eleven research centers and institutes.

About The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA):
The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) is the world’s leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship. Each year, it provides thousands of professionals with information, education, advocacy and networking resources to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies. NBIA advances the business creation process to increase entrepreneurial success and individual opportunity, strengthening communities worldwide. To accomplish this mission, NBIA serves as a clearinghouse of information on incubator management and development issues. The association engages in many activities that support members’ professional development, including

  • Organizing conferences and specialized trainings 
  • Conducting research and compiling statistics on the incubation industry
  • Producing publications that describe practical approaches to business incubation
  • Consulting with governments and corporations on incubator development

An elected, voting board of directors representing the world's leading incubators governs the association. To learn more about the National Business Incubation Association, please visit www.nbia.org.

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