Entrepreneurs

Tom Flanigan

This is Startup Week in Tallahassee. The observance is intended to promote more entrepreneurship and business creativity.

FAMU To Form REACH Program With New Federal Fund

Nov 3, 2017
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Florida A&M University is receiving more than one million dollars in federal funding to support budding entrepreneurs. 

The Rise Of Tallahassee's Entrepreneurial Scene

Aug 21, 2017
Tallahassee Skyline
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From Elon Musk’s SpaceX, to the simple photo sharing app Snapchat, entrepreneurs seem to be making headlines across the nation. Silicon Valley and New York City are two of the best-known hubs for blossoming companies.

Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce

Organizers of a unique kind of Tallahassee summer camp insist theirs is the first local effort to combine leadership, money management and business start-up training for teenagers. The program is a joint effort of the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce and Tallahassee-Leon County Federal Credit Union.

Tom Flanigan

Dozens of Tallahassee start-up businesses are being born at various incubators around town. But what happens to those businesses when they leave the incubator and strike out on their own for the first time?

Floridamemory.com

A few months ago, five established Tallahassee businesses were picked to receive some-high powered help in moving to the next level. That effort officially got underway Tuesday (1/31) night at DomiStation, which is one of the partners in the program.

Tom Flanigan

Six hopeful entrepreneurs were pitching their products and services to a very interested Capital City audience the night of Wednesday, Nov. 30. The Pitch Night showcase was hosted by the Tallahassee Innovation Partnership and took place at The Gathering above Madison Social in trendy Collegetown.

Kate Payne

Local business and technology leaders are trying to improve workplace environments for the next generation of women.

Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee Community College is expanding its entrepreneurship program, with a $300,000 investment from the First Commerce Credit Union. The funds will allow the college to hire a fulltime coordinator for its Spark program.

The U.S Army

Florida is encouraging veterans to start their own businesses with an entrepreneurship program kicking off next January. 

Tallahassee-Leon Federal Credit Union

A successful Tallahassee-based financial literacy program for kids is going international. Soon, a small delegation from the Capital City will be headed to the Philippines to teach the program to young students in that country.

Aryanna Duhl

Business incubators and co-working spaces are popping up all over the country, and in Tallahassee, Domi Station just celebrated its two year anniversary. But how are these efforts to grow local businesses impacting Tallahassee’s economy? 

Earlier this week, Tallahassee was named one of the nation’s top cities for encouraging entrepreneurship. One local program has done a lot to create that positive environment for new home-grown business.

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Florida’s Capital City is among the 50 best places in the country to start a new business. That assessment

is featured in the August edition of Entrepreneurship Magazine.   Out of some 2,200 U.S. cities, Tallahassee was ranked the 46th best place to start a new business, according to Entrepreneurship Magazine and its partner, Livability.com. The survey included interviews with small business owners, like Tallahassee’s Greg Cohen, owner and operator of the Lofty Pursuits soda fountain and game store.

CoLab Aims to be Creative Connection

May 13, 2016
Tom Flanigan

A Tallahassee advertising agency is opening up its workspace to other creative types. The founder says the idea is to have an incubator where everyone from recent graduates to seasoned pros can work together.

There is high demand for young professionals in Tallahassee. The city is looking for new ways to retain its university graduates and grow local business.

FAMU, FSU, TCC Join Forces in Research Showcase

Dec 3, 2015

For the first time ever, Tallahassee’s three institutions of higher learning brought the fruits of their research together the evening of Tuesday, November 29. The joint “Discovery on Parade” exhibit at the Turnbull Center was a showcase of technology and innovation.