The Domi Story
How a milestone for TLH startups came to be.
Today we’re bringing you a story that’s pivotal to tech and startups in Tallahassee: the founding of Domi Station.
Established in 2014, Tallahassee’s first privately-operated startup incubator and coworking space marked the beginning of a community that continues to grow and evolve. We sat down at GrassLands Brewery with Micah Widen and Jake Kiker, two of Domi’s founding members, to find out how it all began.
Jake Kiker is an FSU grad and Tallahassee lawyer with Williams Gautier. Micah Widen, who now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a business consultant and serial entrepreneur. The two of them, along with John Veccio and David Lawson, founded Domi Station in 2014.
What you’re about to hear was originally recorded in 2016. Our current host, Lucas Lindsey, was not yet a part of the picture, and producer Nick Farrell is on the host mic. Due to some recording issues (who’s idea was it to record in a bar anyway?), we decided not to release the episode at the time. But now, in celebration of Domi’s 3rd anniversary, the time is right.
Click the player just below to find out the story behind Domi Station, the origin of its name, and what it took to get it off the ground.
*Disclaimer: There is some mild profanity in this episode.*