FSU students showing off their entrepreneurial ideas during 'eWeek'
What's your idea for the "next big thing" in today's highly competitive marketplace?
That's what The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University's College of Business is asking all FSU students. And during Entrepreneurship Week — "eWeek" — which runs from Sept. 16-23, students will be inspired to achieve their dreams and have an opportunity to see what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
The eWeek concept reflects the university's ongoing transformation into "The Entrepreneurial University" and a campuswide emphasis on creating a culture among students, faculty and staff that embraces entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and the idea that those who take calculated risks can gain enormous benefit.
The Jim Moran Institute, which earlier this year received a $4.25 million gift from Jan Moran, the wife of the late Jim Moran, and The Jim Moran Foundation, is sponsoring eWeek. The gift will expand the international reach of The Jim Moran Institute and enable it to build on its mission of cultivating, training and inspiring entrepreneurial leaders.
"Students can be incredibly creative and innovative, and eWeek gives them insight into what it takes to be an entrepreneur and help contribute to the growth of our economy," said Tim R. Holcomb, The Jim Moran Institute's executive director and the university's Jim Moran Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship. "We're fortunate to have successful entrepreneurs from the community willing to share their experiences and encourage our students."
During eWeek, students will have the chance to participate in an array of fun and educational activities, as well as challenging competitions that allow them to network with other entrepreneurial students and members of the business community who are willing to share their secrets to success. Florida State students in all majors are encouraged to take part in the week's events.
All Florida State students are invited to take part in the following free events:
To register for one or more of these events, or for more information about eWeek, visit www.FSUeWeek.com.
For additional assistance, contact Ron Frazier of The Jim Moran Institute at (850) 556-1897, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; or Barbara Ash of the College of Business at (850) 728-7014 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"We're fortunate to have successful entrepreneurs from the community willing to share their experiences and encourage our students."
Tim R. Holcomb
Florida State University's Jim Moran Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship