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Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship

The Nation’s First Stand-Alone Entrepreneurship School at a Public University

Student Organizations


CEO actively promotes its mission to inform, support, and inspire college students to seek opportunity through enterprise creation. Our expansive but inclusive network of entrepreneurs gives students the right connections needed to turn their ideas into reality. We dedicate our time to making sure our members are inspired to take calculated risks and given the resources they need to succeed as entrepreneurs and/or leaders in life.

Wendy Plant, Faculty Adviser


Collegiate DECA at Florida State University prepares leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management, as well as promotes understanding and appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship in our free, competitive enterprise system.

Collegiate DECA is an international organization for college students preparing for a variety of careers. DECA programs engage students from a variety of educational disciplines, while maintaining a strong focus on business-related areas such as marketing, management and entrepreneurship. Activities promoted by DECA integrate with and enhance the student’s college curriculum.

Wendy Plant, Faculty Adviser


Enactus, formerly known as SIFE, is an international nonprofit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing skills to become socially responsible business leaders. In addition to the community aspect of Enactus, leadership and career initiatives create opportunities for learning and exchange among participants as well as the placement of students and alumni with companies in search of emerging talent.

Sam Staley, Faculty Adviser


The Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation serves as the go-to place for student entrepreneurs on campus. We provide resources, networking, recognition, and assistance for students and student startups across all fields and industries.

Danielle Acosta, Faculty Adviser


In 2016, the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship chartered a chapter in the Society for Advancement of Management. SAM is over 100 years old and features three distinct components for students to compete in. Three students will be nominated for the Regional Student Award, which recognizes students for their contribution to the club and their involvement in community service. The chapter will also compete for the Chapter of the Year which is based on the overall operations of the chapter and community service. This year, our students have participated in feeding handicapped individuals at Gibb Mabry Village, worked at the FSU 7 under 30 presentation, sponsored two individuals from Boys Town for Christmas, and assisted with the Harley Davidson Toys for Tots Drive. FSU SAM will also be sending two teams to Orlando in March to compete in a case-competition team. Faculty member Bob Garner is serving as chapter advisor and this year 22 students are participating in the club.

Bob Garner, Faculty Adviser


The Young Entrepreneurs Society (YES) is open to students majoring in entrepreneurship at FSU and is supported by the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. Students join in their junior year and learn how to make money while conducting business in a socially responsible way.

Jim Dever, Faculty Adviser

“This program built my company and me like I could have never imagined.”

Evan Ernst, founder of Who We Play For, a nonprofit established to create a national movement to protect the hearts of our youth by providing affordable heart screenings and increasing awareness.

Office Location: RBB 243 | Phone: 850-644-7893 | Dept. Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mailing Address: Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, 821 Academic Way, RBB 243,
P.O. Box 3061110, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1110

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