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Tallahassee Startup Round
Tallahassee, Fla. – Beer and brainstorming will converge Thursday, April 14 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Vintage Bistro & Bar as entrepreneurs – from students to local business owners – meet to share ideas at the inaugural Tallahassee Startup Round, sponsored by The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship.
The new initiative aims to bring students interested in entrepreneurship, local inventors and entrepreneurs and investors together for an informal networking session that fosters collaboration.
“The Jim Moran Institute is working with three local entrepreneurs—John Chason of Metrix Ventures, Lester Hutt of BevShots and Adam Kaye of Silicon Tally—who are helping to bring this exciting program to Tallahassee. We are modeling Startup Round on similar programs implemented by other universities,” said Dr. Tim R. Holcomb, executive director of The Jim Moran Institute. “A growing number of students and young professionals are starting businesses in Tallahassee, fueled by a lack of traditional job opportunities and success stories at the local and national level. This reception aims to bring all the facets of entrepreneurship together in an atmosphere that creates opportunity. As an advocate for entrepreneurship, The Jim Moran Institute works constantly to create opportunities for students, local businesses and entrepreneurs.”
What: Tallahassee Startup Round sponsored by The Jim Moran Institute.
When: Thursday, April 14 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Vintage Bistro & Bar, 1019 N Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303
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 and was 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.
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