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When Rick Carlson was building SharpSpring in 2011, he connected with the local startup community – an innovative group of entrepreneurs changing Gainesville’s startup landscape. Three years later, the 25-person marketing automation company was acquired by email delivery service provider SMTP in a $5 million cash sale and $10 million earn-out based on reaching $5…

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In August 2014, Tina Jones made some unexpected friends. Tina, a 28-year-old diabetic woman, was joined by eight-year-old Danny Rivera suffering from persistent cough, 78-year-old Esther Park complaining of abdominal pain, and Brian Foster, a 58-year-old man recovering from routine surgery. What does Tina have in common with Danny, Esther and…