What is the InNOLEvation® Center for Student Engagement?

Many students from colleges across the FSU campus are innovative, driven to succeed and willing to take risks. The InNOLEvation® Center for Student Engagement provides all FSU students with entrepreneurial opportunities to develop and showcase business ventures. These opportunities include incubator programming, business grants, workshops, competitions, and mentoring. The Blackstone LaunchPad® is under the InNOLEvation® Center with the goal of making entrepreneurship and innovation skills accessible and relevant to all, specifically for diverse and historically under-represented students. The LaunchPad is home to our business incubator and mentor network, while also hosting relevant events and competitions within the InNOLEvation® Center.


“Sungrown Bakery was founded with the people in mind. It’s a place where taste, compassion, and comfort meet. We care about our environment so we only use plant-based ingredients. We also seek to help others in any way we can, so we have a line of desserts infused with CBD. We could not have become the company we are today without the help of the faculty and staff from the Jim Moran College.”

– Courtney-Lauren Faiella, 2020 Entrepreneurship major

Also pictured: Hunter Van Skyock, JMC Commercial Entrepreneurship Student