Nohemi: Creating a Stronger Community Virtually

Nohemi Soza is a 2020 FSU Tech Fellow and is interning with Orlando’s StarterStudio. As my internship with StarterStudio is nearly coming to an end, it has been clear that building an entrepreneurial community is one of StarterStudio’s main priorities, especially during the unforeseen circumstances we face today. Through the use of daily educational programming,Continue reading “Nohemi: Creating a Stronger Community Virtually”

Alexander: The reason why a (good) incubator fosters a community

General life advice is to surround yourself with a good community regardless of what you’re doing. This is because a good community gives you and others unique opportunities to achieve success. Over the summer I have gotten to experience how StarterStudio does this mid-COVID-19. In my time as a marketing intern, I have worked onContinue reading “Alexander: The reason why a (good) incubator fosters a community”

Chris: Building Inclusive Communities at Domi

Domi Station has always had a hand in building new communities to interact with one another to help stimulate networking and relationships. These communities have made a positive impact in Leon county by generating new businesses, ideas, and relationships that have developed in collaborations. Women Wednesdays was founded to foster a diverse and inclusive entrepreneurial cultureContinue reading “Chris: Building Inclusive Communities at Domi”

Alex: Needs in the Tallahassee Economic Ecosystem

Alex Jeannite is a 2020 FSU Tech Fellows who is interning at Tampa Bay Wave. This week I was asked to look at the needs of the Tallahassee economic ecosystem. I am originally from West Palm Beach, so Tallahassee’s economic ecosystem was a new experience for me. My initials thoughts are about building a strongContinue reading “Alex: Needs in the Tallahassee Economic Ecosystem”

Chris: Researching Early Struggles for E-commerce Businesses

Chris Lormeus is a 2020 FSU Tech Fellow who is interning with Tallahassee’s Domi Station. In this past week, I have been working on my project which focuses on E-commerce based businesses. My research question examines the hindrances that entrepreneurs face when they start in e-commerce. So far, the interviewees reported mostly with issues aroundContinue reading “Chris: Researching Early Struggles for E-commerce Businesses”

Alexander: Facing the Difficulty of Participant Recruitment

Alexander Blanchette is a 2020 FSU Tech Fellow interning at StarterStudio in Orlando, FL. I have some more things to talk about since my last research post. At this stage, I have all the groundwork done to conduct interviews. For starters, I have been meeting lots of founders and serial entrepreneurs as a part ofContinue reading “Alexander: Facing the Difficulty of Participant Recruitment”

Nohemi: Examining Cyber-Security Risk among Small Businesses

Nohemi Soza-Acevedo is a 2020 FSU Tech Fellow interning at Orlando’s StarterStudio. A key element of being a part of FSU Tech Fellows isn’t just having a wide range of experiences within StarterStudio, but also the opportunity to conduct a research project that will be presented at the CRE’s annual Fall Showcase of Undergraduate ResearchContinue reading “Nohemi: Examining Cyber-Security Risk among Small Businesses”

Adel: Balancing Reopening and Remote Work

The main focus of my internship with Domi Station so far has been to help its leadership figure out how to properly open up its co-working space. We have been working to maneuver and reorganize protocols in order to allow members continued access while still taking precautionary measures against COVID-19. Domi Station has to balanceContinue reading “Adel: Balancing Reopening and Remote Work”

Alex: Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

Alex Jeannite is a 2020 FSU Tech Fellows who is interning at Tampa Bay Wave. My research project focuses on Imposter Syndrome and how it affects those in the tech industry. In general, imposter syndrome is defined as he persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as aContinue reading “Alex: Dealing with Imposter Syndrome”

Chris: Women Wednesdays and ACT House

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 initiativeContinue reading “Chris: Women Wednesdays and ACT House”