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

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

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?

This Outback Steakhouse Employee Posted Online About a Customer Who Bought $735 Worth of Food But Left No Tip. I'll Bet You Can Guess What Happened to Her

Inc Startups

The customer, a Florida megachurch, says it didn't want her fired. But she lost her job anyway.

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.

Why Venture Capitalists Are Increasingly Looking to Invest Outside Silicon Valley

Inc Startups

Colorado, Pennsylvania and Florida-based startups could greatly benefit from this shift. Venture Capital

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

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.

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

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Price gouging is illegal in Florida.

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

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

The 10 Fastest Growing Companies in This Florida City

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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.

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

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

IKEA Sells One of These Every 5 Seconds. Today Only, You Can Get It for Just $49

Inc Startups

The hullabaloo over Ikea's new store opening in Florida goes nationwide. Innovate

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

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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

Billionaire Casino Owner Bets Millions Against Legal Marijuana

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Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate, has donated money to oppose legalization in Arizona, Massachusetts, Nevada and 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 A&M beats North Carolina Central 65-56

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Desmond Williams scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half and Florida A&M held off North Carolina Central 65-56 on Saturday night TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)

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

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.

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.

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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Wake Forest beats Florida State 76-72 to snap 7-game skid

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

seconds left to help Wake Forest hold off Florida State 76-72 on Wednesday night WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) AP) — Brandon Childress hit the go-ahead free throws with 44.1

Official: Plan to exempt Florida from drilling isn't final

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Interior Department official says the Trump administration's promise to exempt Florida from an offshore drilling plan is not a formal action

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

Politically important Florida gets a pass on drilling plan

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — The Trump administration says it will not allow oil drilling off the coast of Florida, abruptly reversing course under pressure from Republican Gov. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)

Winless Florida State visits unbeaten Wake Forest

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Florida State's visit to Wake Forest on Saturday will match an undefeated team against one trying for its first victory WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP)

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

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.

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.

NC lawmaker wants to arm teachers in response to Florida shooting

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH — A North Carolina lawmaker says letting teachers bring guns to school would help save lives in situations like the school shooting that occurred in Florida on Wednesday — and a legislative committee wants to hear more about the

Man wanted on sex charges in Kernersville arrested in Florida

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

KERNERSVILLE — A man wanted on multiple sex offense charges in Kernersville was arrested in Osceola County, Florida, on Nov.

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.

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

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

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.