Gonzeaux #8 — Florida

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

I spent most of the past week in the great state of Florida. Also very pleased to meet and do a bit of work with Nathan Schwagler - - who’s doing some amazing things at the University of South Florida in creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

What Angel Investing & Florida Condos Have in Common

Both Sides of the Table

While many of my friends bragged about their 5 condos in Florida I kept talking about how the real estate market was in a bubble – their gains an illusion. It is slowly becoming Florida Condos. It’s really hard to zig when the whole world seems to be zagging.

Austin Ranks #5 on Richard Florida’s List of Top High Tech U.S. Cities

SiliconHills

In 2006, Richard Florida visited San Antonio and spoke at the Texas Lyceum Conference. Florida made quite an impression on me. And at a time when everyone focused on globalization and a mobile workforce, Florida’s message was [.]. Austin Technology San Antonio Technology Austin high technology Portland Richard Florida Rise of the Creative Class Rise of the Creative Class Revisited San Francisco Seattle Silicon Valley workforce

Strategy Roundtable: Spotlight On Jacksonville, Florida

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An additional 50 were on the wait-list, an evidence of the energy and enthusiasm that is bubbling in Florida right now. Today's roundtable was co-hosted with the Jacksonville Startup Weekend. For the uninitiated, Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where entrepreneurs come together to pitch ideas, form teams, and learn best practices. This past weekend, the Jacksonville entrepreneurship community hosted their own version of this exciting program.

Startup Life Interview With Sandy Grason

Feld Thoughts

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Rise Revisited | Martin Prosperity Institute | @Richard_Florida

Campus Entrepreneurship

Richard Florida’s Rise of the Creative Class has been reissued for its 10th anniversary. I have been lucky enough to get to know Richard ( @Richard_Florida ) and work with him a bit over the past 7 years on variety of projects. Florida’s occupational typology examines the labor force through a four-part system: the Creative Class, Service Class, Working Class and Farming, Fishing and Forestry class.

Texas and Florida house 9 of 10 top metro cities for small business growth rates

Austin Startup

One day I’m going to look at one of these small business rankings, see Detroit in the top 10, and smile. Continue reading on Austin Startups ». entrepreneurship startup austin small-business news

A different Vegas. A very different Workday.

deal architect

Coming from humid Florida, I have a routine for that city. This was my sixth trip to Vegas this year. Gallons of water and lotion to compensate for the heat and dryness. Gear to protect against the excess of artificial. Cloud Computing, SaaS

Healthbox Picks Seven Startups For Inaugural Accelerator Program

YoungUpstarts

Jacksonville, Florida-based and healthcare technology-focused business accelerator Healthbox has identified seven companies that will be selected to participate in its inaugural accelerator program. In the News business accelerator Florida Healthbox healthcare startups wellness

The Flaming Lips and Economic Development

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Jobs and money follow on culture ( see Richard Florida ). Consider Attending the Creativity World Forum 2015. As many of you know I’ve participated in the annual State of Creativity Forum in Oklahoma for several years.

How Large Corporations Can Learn From the Innovation Economy

David Teten

Florida Market Research Mergers & Acquisitions Presentations and Conferences Software Venture CapitalOne of the core functions of a VC is to identify the next generation of disruptive companies.

Aceable Expands its Mobile Drivers Ed App into California

SiliconHills

Austin Aceable California Florida TexasAceable launched its mobile app to teach teens to drive in California this week. The Austin-based startup reported as of Tuesday teens between the ages of 15 and 17 and a half years old can now fulfill their 25 hour classroom requirement on Aceable’s mobile app. The Aceable app is available for iOS and Android […] The post Aceable Expands its Mobile Drivers Ed App into California appeared first on SiliconHills.

Baby Steps To Breakthrough In Regional Economic Development

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Richard Florida states that creative people (the definition is far broader than artists, he calls creative workers “High Bohemians”) are the foundation for economic growth. Creativity, Innovation, and Economic Development — Embracing the Challenge.

Indigan Storytellers Debut

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Richard Florida has done a lot of research around how innovation happens in cities and towns. I had the pleasure of participating in the debut performance evening of the Indigan Storytellers group last Friday night. As Rocky Balboa once said “you shoulda been there.”

Trayvon, George, Fear and Creativity

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

And it’s bigger than that Florida community, they are simply the unlucky ones to have had this incident occur in their front yard. It’s all about Fear. I’m of the belief that fear is the opposite of creativity. Fear leans towards the darkness in our souls.

Miami panel, June 17, on Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices

David Teten

The HBS Club of South Florida is hosting me at a panel discussion on “Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices”, Monday, June 17, 2013, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM, at Greenburg Traurig, 333 SE 2nd Avenue, 44th Floor, Miami, FL 331312. Angel investing Florida Harvard Business School HBS Alumni Angels Presentations and Conferences

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Miami panel, June 17, on Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices

David Teten

The HBS Club of South Florida is hosting me at a panel discussion on “Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices”, Monday, June 17, 2013, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM, at Greenburg Traurig, 333 SE 2nd Avenue, 44th Floor, Miami, FL 331312. Angel investing Florida Harvard Business School HBS Alumni Angels Presentations and Conferences

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Never Leave the Playground, part 2

David Teten

Active Living Fitness Florida I blogged some time ago a PBS video featuring Stephen Jepson , who is more agile than you are…and at age 72, he’s probably older than you too. I love (and share) his philosophy of active living and “never leave the playground”.

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Never Leave the Playground, part 2

David Teten

Active Living Fitness Florida I blogged some time ago a PBS video featuring Stephen Jepson , who is more agile than you are…and at age 72, he’s probably older than you too. I love (and share) his philosophy of active living and “never leave the playground”.

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Cry My Beloved Cincinnati

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Lookout Ohio Richard Florida The Queen City University of Cincinnati Xavier UniversityI’ve resisted writing this post. I have friends and family in Cincinnati and I don’t want them to think any less of me for criticizing my hometown. Still, I’m compelled to say how baffled and disappointed I am over the lack of support for the proposed Streetcar. Readers who come here for innovation stories, rest assured, [.].

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More New Florence

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Hospitality Technology Outlook Ubiquitous Scanning The low-risk MVP Florida Tech. on the innovation blog Drive another day! Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Oklahoma — Fostering Creativity for Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

I participated earlier this week in the Oklahoma Creativity Forum. It was an impressively well staged event, as professional a creativity/innovation conference as I’ve seen anywhere in the world, and I’ve been to conferences all over the globe. Beyond event management, I have to say the event had a great feeling, a gusher of creative [.].

Diversity Key to Buckinghamshire Creative Soul

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Creativity and Self-Expression Inspirational Politics & Government Bill Moore BNP Buck's Free Press Buckinghmashire Bucks Bucks Faith Cafe Chesham Chiltern Community Cohesion Conference Christian Christianity community Creativity Dave Furze Faith in Action Innovation Islam Lord Quarban Hussain Mimi Harker Mohammad Bhatti Muslim Nirj Deva Pakistani Flood Relief Richard Florida UK World CafeCommunities have creative souls.

Miami: A hot spot for venture capitalists

David Teten

For example, we’re a significant investor in Clearpath Immigration , a company based in NY, DC, and Florida which makes immigration process easier and more affordable. We also are a significant investor in a Florida startup, UniKey , which allows you to unlock your house with your smartphone. Contributed Articles Florida Presentations and Conferences (from my guest column in the Miami Herald ).

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Marco Polo 2.0

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First entry this year in a series on innovation from places you do not typically expect much innovation from The Invisible Bike Helmet – Sweden Big Data of International Technology Patents – Washington, US TGVLabs – France Florida Poly Futuristic.

Private Equity and Social Media

David Teten

Alternative Assets ff Venture Capital Florida Presentations and Conferences Private Equity Social Media Venture Capital I’m giving a talk next month on “ How Private Equity Funds Raise Capital and Source Deals with Social Media” at Terrapinn’s Private Equity Latin America & Real Estate Latin America conference in Miami. I discuss this topic in more depth in an earlier article I wrote.

The SAP cloud a freak of nature?

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In Florida, where I live, we know a thing or two about clouds. We see them in the horizon or on the radar and we reset lawn sprinklers from auto to manual. We think of sedating our beagle, who becomes. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Technology and my first week home.

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On October 7 while presenting in Vail, CO, I thought I had an attack of altitude sickness (not unusual me coming from sea level in Florida). The medics disagreed and had me checked into the Swedish Medical Center in Denver. Little to do with IT, but interesting

More New Florence

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on the innovation blog Technology at the Oscars Innovation in Glass Florida’s surprising diversity in technologies and technologists Technology at the Daytona 500 Good Housekeeping’s Most Innovative Home Products Obama’s Polymath Valley Dinner. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

IBM Opens X-Force Red Lab in Austin

SiliconHills

At the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, I interviewed Nick Simicich, an ethical hacker on the IBM staff, whose day job consisted of breaking into company computer systems to expose the vulnerabilities. IBM has always been at the forefront of cybersecurity since the earliest days of the Internet. That was in 1999. Since then, cybersecurity has grown […]. The post IBM Opens X-Force Red Lab in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

OwnLocal Acquires Print2Web

SiliconHills

Petersburg, Florida, was one of the first companies to digitize print ads for newspapers. Austin-based OwnLocal announced its acquisition of Print2Web, a digital service provider to the newspaper industry, on Monday. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Print2Web, founded in 2001 in St. The company works with more than 450 newspapers and […] The post OwnLocal Acquires Print2Web appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Austin-based Mood Media Buys focus4media

SiliconHills

Focus4media provides sight, sound, scent and system solutions to businesses in the mid-Atlantic region, including Alabama, Florida, Virginia and more […]. Austin-based Mood Media, the parent company of Muzak, announced Monday afternoon that it has acquired focus4media, one of the largest Mood independent affiliates in North America. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Hyperbolic Headlines About Silicon Valley

Feld Thoughts

“Complaints about Silicon Valley insularity are as old as the Valley itself” followed by an anecdote about Jim Clark moving to Florida during the dotcom era. The hyperbolic headlines are once again accompanying the articles about Silicon Valley. A Sunday NY Times article titled Silicon Valley Is Over, Says Silicon Valley kicks off what I expect is another wave of this.

Have you been celebrating each victory?

Berkonomics

Simultaneously, we had a new machine with identical specs on the shipping dock for a Florida installation at a property whose managers were pushing the company for an instant delivery. Then I immediately called the CEO of the Florida customer to explain. Here comes another story.

San Antonio FIRST Robotics Competition Sends Eight Teams to World Championship

SiliconHills

BY ANDREW MOORE Reporter with Silicon Hills News High school students from Texas, Missouri, Florida, and Mexico arrived at the Henry B. Gonzales convention center this weekend for the FIRST Robotics Competition.

Austin-based Dropoff Expands to Colorado and Arizona

SiliconHills

The Austin-based startup expanded to other markets in Texas and to Florida and California last year. Dropoff has expanded its same day delivery for business service to Denver, Colorado and Phoenix, Arizona. With the addition of these new markets, Dropoff’s same day delivery service now reaches more than 55 million people across the U.S. There […] The post Austin-based Dropoff Expands to Colorado and Arizona appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

What I’ve Learned in the Last 5 Years as a VC that I Didn’t Appreciate in the First 5

View from Seed

– Saying you will never do a deal in a certain location (eg: never do a deal in Florida. It occurred to me yesterday that I’ve been in the VC business for over 10 years.

3 Things You Should Definitely Do If You Want Your Business To Grow

YoungUpstarts

When looking at Orlando SEO or other large cities, there are definitely top digital marketing agencies to look for such as Central Florida Media Solutions. Some businesses and websites seem like they became successful overnight. Sadly, that usually isn’t the case.

LawnStarter Expands to San Antonio and Four Other Markets

SiliconHills

The on-demand lawn care service has found success in Austin, Orlando, Florida and Washington, D.C. Lawn care is a big business nationwide. But it’s a highly fragmented industry with a lot of mom and pop businesses. That’s where LawnStarter has found its sweet spot. hooking up lawn care providers with customers and now it’s branching […] The post LawnStarter Expands to San Antonio and Four Other Markets appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Attracting Smart People To Your Community Accelerates Entrepreneurship

Feld Thoughts

Richard Florida , one of the most thoughtful writers and thinkers about entrepreneurial communities, recently identified Boulder as the “ brainiest city in the US.&# Richard Florida’s first book, The Rise of the Creative Class , is a must read for anyone that cares about entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial communities. Entrepreneurial communities grow up around smart people.

Primary Problems with Enforcing Non-Compete Agreements

YoungUpstarts

As a prerequisite to non-compete agreements being enforceable in Florida, such agreements must be designed to protect a “legitimate business interest”. Lauderdale, Florida and was admitted to both the Florida Bar and the California Bar.

Austin-based Revionics Buys Marketyze

SiliconHills

The company has six employees and offices in Phoenix, Arizona and Tampa, Florida, according to its LinkedIn […] The post Austin-based Revionics Buys Marketyze appeared first on SiliconHills. Revionics, which makes price optimization software for retailers, announced Tuesday that it has acquired Marketyze, based in Tel Aviv, Israel. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Onn Manelson and Nave Ronen founded Marketyze in 2011.

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Fresh from the SPRING: nenadlapcevic

crowdSPRING Blog

Today, we recognize a gem submitted in this logo project: The challenge of this project was to create a logo for a luxury vacation rental in Florida. When perusing our galleries here on crowdSPRING, we see some amazing work submitted in the projects.