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.

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.

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

Inc Startups

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

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.

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.

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

Inc Startups

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

SpaceX Rocket Carrying Facebook Satellite Crashes in Florida

Inc Startups

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

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

Florida Venture Capital Conference 2008: It's Gonna Be Big, Again

Florida Venture Blog

The 2008 Florida Venture Capital Conference is gearing up for another record year. You can see my wrap-up posts from the last two conferences at Florida Venture Capital Conference 2006 Day 1 , Day 2 , Day 3 and Florida Venture Capital Conference 2007.

Florida Entrepreneurs in the Valley

Florida Venture Blog

It was a nice reunion, giving me a taste of the impact Florida entrepreneurs are making in the Bay Area. quinstreet todd sampson jason baptiste famery randy glein mybloglog publictivity gnip phil carter florida dfj lookery zentact opendns bryan scott tesla motors

Presenting Companies at the 2008 Florida Venture Capital Conference

Florida Venture Blog

The following companies were selected to present at the 2008 Florida Venture Capital Conference. ReDesigning Women is the winner of the Florida Collegiate Business Plan Competition. I was on this year's selection committee and have to say the competition was fierce.

Florida Venture Capital Conference Presenters Announced

Florida Venture Blog

Florida Venture Forum just anounced their Christmas present to some worthy Florida technology companies -- presentations at the Florida Venture Capital Conference at Sawgrass. Northern Florida and Panhandle - Cogon Systems Inc. South Florida - Comerxia, Inc.

Florida Venture Capital and Entrepreneur Interviews

Florida Venture Blog

Phil Leigh of Inside Digital Media caught me at the Florida Venture Capital Conference and we sat down to discuss the state of Florida entrepreneurship and venture capital. florida venture capital phil leigh inside digital media interview david bayer inflexion florida venture capital conference databanq

2007 Florida Venture Capital Conference

Florida Venture Blog

Just a get-your-reservations-now reminder for the upcoming Florida Venture Capital Conference at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, February 6-7, 2007. Note that February 4th is Superbowl XLI , being played in South Florida so hotel rooms could be in short supply. florida venture capital conference florida venture forum conferences

Why Entrepreneurs Are Flocking to South Florida Start Companies

Inc Startups

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

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.

Florida Statewide Business Plan Competition

Florida Venture Blog

Last week I had the pleasure of judging the Sunshine State Venture Challenge -- Florida's only statewide business plan competition. florida companies erica courtney sophisticated finance business plan sunshine state venture challenge redesigningwomen robert hacker operators blog tonerite chuck papgeorgiouThere were two tracks of presenters: Limited Investment and Investment Intensive (my track). Like last year , the event was well-run and a value to participants and judges alike.

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

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.

Selections Announced for 2007 Florida Venture Capital Conference

Florida Venture Blog

Congrats to all of the entrepreneurs selected to present at this year's Florida Venture Capital Conference. widefi kangarua payperpost florida venture capital conference florida venture forum conferences

Florida Venture Capital Conference Recap and Best of Show

Florida Venture Blog

2007 Florida Venture Capital Conference wrap-up Boca Resort venue was awesome, particularly for those who participated in the resort course golf tourney. Our lunch speaker was Florida CFO Alex Sink , who did her best fielding venture-related questions less than 30 days into office.

Bottled Water Prices Skyrocket on Amazon as Floridians Prepare for Hurricane Irma

Inc Startups

Price gouging is illegal in Florida.

Florida Entrepreneurs, Seasoned In Storms, Say Irma Was Actually 'Best Case Scenario'

Inc Startups

Heavy winds and rain pummeled the state over the past week, though many entrepreneurs say they were ready.

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

Inc Startups

But should it ever have been there at all?

How an App You've Probably Never Heard of Helped Save Houston--and Could Help Florida Next

Inc Startups

Austin-based Zello might be the most important social network you've never heard of. And one of the most controversial.

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.

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.

FVCC 2006, Day 1: Duffers and Dinner at Florida Venture Forum

Florida Venture Blog

If the 2006 Florida Venture Capital Conference is any indicator, the venture vibe is up in the sunshine state. florida venture capital tpc kangarua florida venture capital conference sawgrass florida venture forum

Naples, Florida neighborhood rated 'best'

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A real estate research firm has picked a neighborhood in southwest Florida as the "best neighborhood" in the United States based on schools, crime and other factors NAPLES, Fla. (AP)

Startup Life Interview With Sandy Grason

Feld Thoughts

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Florida Man Receives New 3D Printed Hands From e-NABLE

Inc Startups

A team of doctors and 3D printing enthusiasts in St. Petersburg, FL recently helped 61 year old Francisco Piedra receive a new set of 3D printed prosthetic hands after a complication during heart. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing 3d design 3d printed hand 3d printed prosthetic 3d printed prosthetic hands 3d printed prosthetics 3d printing 3d printing partnerships 3D printing prosthetic e-nable e-NABLE prosthetics Handling the Future the hanger clinic

Florida Collegiate Business Plan Competition

Florida Venture Blog

Congratulations to student entrepreneurs Ryan Tseng (left) and Alex Nogueras (right) who won Florida's inaugural statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition. The winner was Alex Nogueras, graduate of Florida International University, and his G-Force line of ergonomic garden tools.

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

E&Y/VentureOne Shows 2005 Florida Boost

Florida Venture Blog

Venture capital investment in Florida in 2005 soared 46 percent to $389 million versus the previous year -- its best showing since the dot-com days of 2002, according to the Quarterly Venture Capital Report released Monday by Ernst & Young and Venture One. florida venture capital venture capitalInteresting VC stats show 46% increase in FL venture investments, but in fewer deals. Likely cause: a couple more later/larger stage investments.

Florida: Center of the Feediverse?

Florida Venture Blog

Congratulations to Florida blogger Rogers Cadenhead and his blog Workbench for winning "Feed of the Year" in Feedster's countdown. Read why Feedster was so impressed. Chalk up one for the home team! Let's get to know each other, Join FVB , my venture capital blog community!

State of emergency declared across Florida for subtropical storm Alberto

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties Saturday as Subtropical Storm Alberto moved north through the Gulf of Mexico

Wellington Sprayground [Flickr]

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Wellington Sprayground [Flickr]

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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.

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.