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.

Why Entrepreneurs Are Flocking to South Florida Start Companies

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A good chunk of the companies on this year's list of fastest-growing businesses come from this corner of Florida. Local entrepreneurs explain why it's so hot for startups

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If You're A Florida Business Owner You Need To Do These Five Things Like.Right Now!

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Florida, Hurricane, Irma, Jose, Disaster, Disaster preparation, insura.

SpaceX Rocket Carrying Facebook Satellite Crashes in Florida

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The company was testing its Falcon 9 rocket on a launch pad at Florida's Cape Canaveral

Elon Musk (Temporarily) Stops Throttling Florida Tesla Drivers' Batteries so They Can Escape Irma

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But should it ever have been there at all?

These Are the 10 States With the Rudest Drivers in America (They're Not the Ones You Think)

Inc Startups

How did New Jersey, Florida, and Massachusetts fail to make the list? The Inc.

I'm a CEO of a South Florida-Based Company and Here's How We Prepared and Braced Ourselves For Hurricane Irma

Inc Startups

It's better to plan ahead than to scramble at the end. Extreme Entrepreneurship

How Marcus Lemonis Uncovered a Florida Ponzi Scheme

Inc Startups

On Tuesday's episode of CNBC's The Profit , Lemonis met entrepreneur Erik Leander, founder of a Florida health-food delivery service. Things get hairy when the star of CNBC's 'The Profit' tries to fix a small business tainted by its association with a suspected fraudster.

Marijuana Group Sues Florida County Over Missing Amendment on Ballots

Inc Startups

Amendment 2 would legalize medical marijuana and polls say it will get 70 percent of the vote

Startup Life Interview With Sandy Grason

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Startup Life interview Richard Florida san antonio startup life

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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.

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.

The 10 Fastest Growing Companies in This Florida City

Inc Startups

See why the theme park capital of the world is attracting more than just tourists

It's Official: F-Word Legal In Business Context

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At least in Florida Just because you curse during a business conversation, it doesn't mean it's obscene.

Visiting Epcot in Orlando, Florida

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

One of the places we visited on our trip to Orlando, Florida was Disney’s Epcot theme park. Epcot is kind of split into two areas: a smaller section with a futuristic, hand-on theme, and then a much larger area that showcases a couple dozen countries split up into their own mini-areas.

In Florida, Online Retailers Promised to Deliver but Ended Up Cancelling Last Minute

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The office of Florida's attorney general has received over 8,000 complaints on price gouging.

Feds have launched criminal investigation of Charlotte School of Law, documents show

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Federal prosecutors in Charlotte appear to have been investigating Charlotte School of Law for more than a year, according to newly unsealed court documents in Florida

Billionaire Casino Owner Bets Millions Against Legal Marijuana

Inc Startups

Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate, has donated money to oppose legalization in Arizona, Massachusetts, Nevada and Florida

I’m Headed to Orlando, Florida

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

By this time tomorrow, I should arrive in Orlando, Florida. It is currently 11:40 P.M. as I’m writing this. I have to “get up” in 5 hours to catch the 2-hour ferry to the mainland, then take a 45-min taxi ride to the airport.

The Latest: Florida AG fighting price-gouging as Irma looms

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest news related to Hurricane Irma in Florida (all times local

AP PHOTOS: Irma brings floods to Florida, Georgia coast

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Despite being downgraded to a tropical storm, Irma still caused substantial damage Monday, as record flooding hit northeastern Florida

Florida BioDatabase

Florida Venture Blog

A friend of mine, Mike Schmitt, has been collaborating with the University of Florida for some time on a database for Florida's biotech sector. Some early results from that work are now available via the Florida BioDatabase , hosted by the Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator.

Florida man pleads guilty in $4.8M gold truck heist in North Carolina

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MIAMI — One of three South Florida-based men accused of stealing $4.8 million in gold from a truck along a North Carolina interstate has pleaded guilty

Tesla's Lack of Safeguards Partially Responsible for Fatal Crash

Inc Startups

The National Transportation Safety Board said a Tesla Model S let a Florida driver use Autopilot 'outside of the environment for which it was designed.'.

Women in Tech

Florida Venture Blog

A list of the Best Cities for Women in Tech just came out, and the showing for Florida cities was embarrassing. Out of 54 total cities making the list, only one Florida city, Jacksonville, made the list at #53.

Hurricane warnings add urgency to Florida evacuations

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MIAMI (AP) — As South Florida fell under hurricane warnings, gas shortages and gridlock plagued thousands of people fleeing for high ground ahead of Irma

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.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING: Irma lashes Cuba, barrels toward Florida

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MIAMI (AP) — Powerful Hurricane Irma hammered Cuba with punishing winds and rain Saturday before ominously churning toward Florida, where massive evacuations were underway.

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Irma barrels toward Florida, US Southeast

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Irma turned its deafening winds and punishing downpours toward Florida on Friday after strafing the Caribbean. The Sunshine state issued mandatory evacuations and was bracing for impact as the storm barreled toward the U.S. mainland

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Irma rips Caribbean, takes aim at Florida

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MIAMI (AP) — A ferocious Hurricane Irma left at least 10 dead and thousands homeless on islands across the northern Caribbean as it cut a devastating path that could lead to a catastrophic strike on Florida

Irma lost some oomph over Cuba before its assault on Florida

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Before crashing into Florida, Hurricane Irma set all sorts of records for brute strength as it flattened Caribbean islands and swamped the Florida Keys.

In the Ultimate Coup, Uber Takes Over City's Mass Transit

Inc Startups

A Florida town turns to Uber for its mass transit needs - and could be the canary in the coal mine for government services

Rain postpones Florida-Wake Forest game until Monday

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — The Florida-Wake Forest game has been postponed until Monday because of rain GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP)

Fort Bragg paratroopers rush to Florida to help Irma relief

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

FORT BRAGG — Almost 300 paratroopers and dozens of military vehicles from the famed 82nd Airborne Division are deploying to Florida to help with recovery from Hurricane Irma

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.

Irma weakens to a tropical storm as it moves over Florida toward southern Georgia

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MIAMI (AP) — Irma weakens to a tropical storm as it moves over Florida toward southern Georgia

SpaceX Successfully Launches and Lands Rocket 6 Months After Accident

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It was the first time an unmanned rocket returned to land vertically at Cape Canaveral, Florida

What Houston's Mayor Got Right About Handling Disasters (and Why Florida Should Pay Attention)

Inc Startups

Clear, effective communications are vital after a natural disaster.

Fort Bragg paratroopers rush to Florida to help Irma relief

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Almost 300 paratroopers and dozens of military vehicles from the famed 82nd Airborne Division are deploying to Florida to help with recovery from Hurricane Irma FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP)

Florida Opportunity Fund

Florida Venture Blog

Despite my time off the grid for the holidays it was hard to miss some of the buzz around the recently announced Florida Opportunity Fund. Local effort + national networks + quality track records = superior investment returns for the Florida Opportunity Fund.