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On Spot Entertainment Joins The Jim Moran Institute’s Student Business Incubator in Florida State University’s College of Business
Tallahassee, Fla. - The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and The Florida State University College of Business are pleased to welcome On Spot Entertainment to their Student Business Incubator (SBI). The sixth student business to locate in the SBI, this FSU initiative exists to connect enterprising students with mentors to help solve the myriad problems every fledgling venture faces, and offer opportunities for synergies between teams to develop.
Founder Alex Richards launched his business in September 2010, and describes it as “a growing and learning experience, to apply what I’ve already learned from The Jim Moran Institute entrepreneurship program to the real business world, sort of play with it, and see what works and what doesn’t." Richards adds "Working with The Jim Moran Institute is a great way to get my foot in the door, to change the world, to create more efficient connections to people and products and businesses. Three weeks after I graduated, I started On Spot, and plan to continue my business's development in The Jim Moran Institute Student Business Incubator.” On Spot Entertainment offers a unique concept called GameShare, which allows users to vend their own movies or games into the machine and earn a percentage of their rental revenue.
With regards to On Spot and the other five student enterprises, “The team at The Jim Moran Institute is enthusiastic about helping to develop tomorrow’s entrepreneurial leaders,” said Ron Frazier, The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence. “Providing mentorship relationships through our Student Business Incubator in ways that help student-entrepreneurs develop creative solutions and competitive strategies is what we are about” he followed.
Other student businesses currently operating in the SBI include College Cleaners (http://mycollegecleaners.com), StooKoo (http://Stookoo.com/), Web Traffic Consultants LLC (http://webtrafficconsultants.net/), AnySauce.com (http://anysauce.com/) and Notelog LLC (http://www.notelog.com/). For more information about On Spot Entertainment or the Student Business Incubator, contact Ronald L. Frazier 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.