Alexander: Orlando, the Capital, and Horse Country

Alexander Blanchette is a 2020 FSU Tech Fellow interning at StarterStudio in Orlando, FL. One of the things entrepreneurs ought to be able to learn is how to appraise the entrepreneurial ecosystem in which they live. Identifying weaknesses in your area makes you better prepared to help your community, while also giving you ideas forContinue reading “Alexander: Orlando, the Capital, and Horse Country”

Alex: Building Community at Wave

Alex Jeannite is a 2020 FSU Tech Fellows who is interning at Tampa Bay Wave. This week I’m looking at how Tampa Bay Wave is working to build the entrepreneurship community, which I think they actually do quite well. The reason why I say this is because of the amount of programs they have andContinue reading “Alex: Building Community at Wave”

Nohemi: The Need to Get the Word Out

The city of Orlando, FL has definitely developed tremendously over the years. As you may already know, Orlando is well-known for its tourist opportunities such as the world’s most famous theme parks, nightlife, and even their outlet malls. With so much creativity and innovation in this particular city, you can imagine how many resources and opportunitiesContinue reading “Nohemi: The Need to Get the Word Out”

Chris: The Struggle to Re-Open

Over the past week, I’ve continued working on Domi Station’s reopening policies. With the changing environment, we have had to update everything from future policies to signage. I have also been working with Adel, another Tech Fellow, on the project. In developing these policies, we discussed what signs belong in the incubator such as, aContinue reading “Chris: The Struggle to Re-Open”

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”

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”

Rachel Corry: Food for Thought Project Update

Rachel Corry is a rising senior majoring in Communication and Public Relations and a 2020 IDEA Grant recipient. Rachel’s faculty mentor is Prof. Patrick Merle in the College of Communication and Information. My project focuses on determining the most efficient communication methods that local organic farms can implement to improve outside perceptions. I will interviewContinue reading “Rachel Corry: Food for Thought Project Update”

Cole Hancock: Traditional Craft and the Human Impact on Natural Spaces

Cole Hancock a rising senior in Studio Art and is the recipient of the 2020 Robert and Mary Frappier Undergraduate Research Award. Cole’s faculty mentor is Prof. Denise Bookwalter in the Department of Art.  As an artist, I wanted to explore the human relationship with nature via our intersections, using the most prominent of those:Continue reading “Cole Hancock: Traditional Craft and the Human Impact on Natural Spaces”

Nostalgia: Freeman

Myah Freeman (Studio Art-BFA) is a recipient of the 2020 Scott and Ina McNichols Undergraduate Research Award. Her faculty mentor is Prof. Carrie Ann Baade in the Department of Art. Beginning my research, I constructed a family tree to grasp a visual understanding of the extent of my knowledge. Next, I reached out to theContinue reading “Nostalgia: Freeman”

Investigating shifts in Port Saint Joe’s tropic cascade due to recent increases in encrusting Sea Squirt populations

Morgan Hawkins and Benton Jaco received a team IDEA Grant for their summer research project tentatively titled “Starfish mediating Ascadian populations”. Their faculty mentor is Prof. Janie Wulff in the Department of Biological Science. Our project is focused on St. Joseph Bay, we’ve noticed many encrusting tunicates have surrounded seagrass blades and because of thisContinue reading “Investigating shifts in Port Saint Joe’s tropic cascade due to recent increases in encrusting Sea Squirt populations”