FSU students unveil startups at market expo

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By: Brittany Bedi | WCTV Eyewitness News
April 3, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Some Florida State University students are getting hands-on business experience. Students from the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship held their annual market expo on Landis Green Wednesday.

Students spent the school year creating a business. Startups ranged from baked goods and photography services, to apps and inventions.

One group of students shared a prototype of a sensor that will automatically open doors and cabinets. They hope their product could be used in public areas and homes, and help people with physical disabilities.

John Breed is an entrepreneurship professor at FSU.

"It's not just about learning what entrepreneurship is, the fundamentals of how to do a startup, they need to do it," said Breed. "This is the experience of having to build it themselves, and go out and actually sell the product or service. To us, we really think that's what separates the program."

Breed and other professors say that the market expo helps prepare students to create successful business after graduation. Anyone interested in the student products can visit the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship Instagram page, as well as their website.

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