The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, with financial partner EY, is proud to present the 2021 Seminole 100, a celebration of the fastest-growing FSU alumni-owned or alumni-led companies. Alumni from Florida State University are responsible for some of the most innovative and profitable businesses in the country. They are on the forefront of the entrepreneurial movement making its way across the world. This new generation of innovators is helping to drive economic growth and transform communities. In order to be named to the Seminole 100 list, companies must have been in business for at least three years, be owned or led by Florida State University alumni, and have positive year-over-year growth as determined by Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR). Revenue verification forms are submitted to EY for calculation of CAGR and final ranking of the companies, ensuring complete confidentiality of financial data.
A 1995 contribution from Jim and Jan Moran and JM Family Enterprises established the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at the Florida State University College of Business.
The mission of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship is to cultivate, train and inspire entrepreneurial leaders through world-class executive education, applied training, public recognition and leading-edge research.
Jim Moran was an automotive pioneer and an entrepreneur at heart, who at the age of seven, sold soda pop at sandlot baseball diamonds in Chicago. With a career that spanned more than six decades, he built an amazing chronicle of achievements in the automobile industry. His vision for the Jim Moran Institute was to provide opportunities that would help others become more successful business owners.
Since 2011, further enhancements to the Jim Moran Institute and its outreach have been made possible by Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation.
As part of the $100 million gift from Jan Moran to Florida State University in 2015, the Jim Moran Institute hosts an annual celebration of FSU's top entrepreneurs, known as Seminole 100.
Deep Blue Yacht Supply is proud to be named to the Seminole 100 list for the fourth year in a row.