Notelog LLC Joins Student Business Incubator in Florida State University's College of Business
The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and the Florida State University College of Business are pleased to welcome Notelog LLC to the Student Business Incubator (SBI), a facility that provides professional office space and connects enterprising students with mentors to help solve the myriad problems every fledgling venture faces. Notelog LLC is the third business to locate in the SBI since it opened its doors in September, joining Web Traffic Consultants LLC (http://webtrafficconsultants.net/) and AnySauce.com (http://anysauce.com/).
Notelog is an online social document sharing platform used for sharing and managing academic knowledge on college campuses worldwide. Michael Fingado (Economics and Sports Management) and Cedric Nabe (Information Technology) met at Florida State in 2005 where they were both members of FSU’s three-time National Champion track and field team. Together with Andrew LaHaye (Philosophy), the three FSU students co-founded Notelog in 2008. “As student-athletes, our schedules are demanding, but we are blessed with amazing academic support that helps us manage it all. The issue of time management is not just a student-athlete issue; there are plenty of deserving students that should have tools to better manage the demands of learning. Their need to collaborate with others to access knowledge and expertise is what prompted us to start Notelog,” said Mike Fingado.
With the introduction of their Web site, notelog.com, the company is helping students rethink the way they take, view and share class notes. Notelog makes it easier for students and professors to collaborate and manage academic material and alters the way knowledge is distributed by allowing experts to contribute know-how on a worldwide scale, which facilitates student success and enables them to make the most of what others have learned. Registered users can seamlessly share their notes and documents with friends or classmates instantaneously through social media sites like Facebook™, get feedback on research or projects, and most importantly learn and have access to unlimited amounts of notes, knowledge, and know-how.
Notelog is leading a movement toward more eco-friendly campuses by providing students with an alternative to the traditional pen and paper note-taking through its free online note-taking application, which allows students to type their class notes and instantly store them to their Notelog profile for easy access anywhere.
The SBI has private office space to support up to eight early-stage ventures and provides a common area for students to discuss their ideas in a relaxed environment, opportunities for peer mentoring interactions and for synergies between teams to develop. The goal is to create a relaxed learning environment where innovation and creativity can flourish and where classroom education is made relevant for student entrepreneurs who are developing new business ideas.
For more information about Notelog or 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 in the College of Business at The Florida State University was established in 1995 through generous donations from automobile industry legend Jim Moran, his wife Jan, and JM Family Enterprises, Inc and supplemented with a major grant from the State of Florida to create a fully-funded endowment and with additional funding from The Jim Moran Foundation. 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, and public recognition. The dedicated staff of entrepreneurship professionals, academic scholars, and staff foster the entrepreneurship 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. Our 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.
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