Chris Lormeus is a 2020 FSU Tech Fellow who is interning with Tallahassee’s Domi Station.
In this past week, I’ve learned about a few ways Domi station is enabling underrepresented groups to be integrated into the small business world. One program in particular that Domi Station has started is Women Wednesdays. It is an initiative to foster a diverse and inclusive entrepreneurial culture for women who enrich the community with their talents and vision, as well as benefit from the collaborative, instructional environment. The program provides free co-working spaces and meetings the first Wednesday of each month. Every other Wednesday, Domi Station holds meetings from 10AM-3PM, which include an occasional Lean in Lunch & Learn speakers’ series and ongoing events. Domi Station also promotes a program called ACT house which is a 12-month national fellowship program where students live in one house for one year to create a startup. During the program, they guide people in unlocking their entrepreneurial mindset and provide you real-life experience of creating new products and technologies alongside like-minded fellows. Unfortunately, since the spread of COVID-19 these programs have been temporally closed but reopening plans are underway and information on opening these programs to members will be on Domi stations website soon.