The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship / Second Entrepreneur-in-residence named
The Jim Moran Institute and College of Business at Florida State University name Second Entrepreneur-in-residence
Tallahassee, Fla. — The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and the Florida State University College of Business have announced that Ron Frazier has been named the institute’s second entrepreneur-in-residence. Frazier will oversee The Jim Moran Institute’s Student Business Incubator and Business Plan Competition in addition to teaching courses in the undergraduate entrepreneurship curriculum.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ron and are excited for our students to have the opportunity to learn from his vast knowledge and experience,” said Tim R. Holcomb, FSU’s Jim Moran Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship and executive director of the institute. “Ron’s 20-year career in the global technology industry will enrich the education of the students he teaches and aid the students working with him at the Student Business Incubator.”
An alumnus of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Frazier is a founding member of the Wharton Fellows program, a senior executive network that explores enterprise-wide transformation from a variety of perspectives, such as emerging market opportunities, strategic sourcing, technology adoption, European Union integration, mergers and acquisitions, and business growth strategies. In his role with the Wharton Fellows, Frazier consulted with a wide spectrum of companies, from startups to multinationals.
Over the course of 20 years, Frazier has served as division executive vice president for three different global technology companies, Cutler/Williams, PSINet and CIBER Inc. He currently serves on the MBA Advisory Board for the University of Missouri’s Crosby School of Business. He also piloted and actively participates in that university’s MBA Executive Mentoring Program. In 2007, he received the Citation of Merit from the Crosby School of Business, which is the highest alumni award granted, for his professional accomplishments and meritorious service.
Florida State’s Student Business Incubator, which opened its doors in 2010, invites students in any area of study at FSU to locate their ventures rent-free in space located in the Rovetta Business Building. The incubator can accommodate up to eight businesses and is equipped with a common area for students to discuss their ventures, as well as share office equipment. The entrepreneurship major, established in 1985, was relaunch in 2009 after undergoing a comprehensive redesign into an innovative, interactive and highly experiential program. It is now a limited-access, three-year program that admits students in their sophomore year.
About The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship
The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at 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 team 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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