Saving Lives with Drones – Interview with Gordon Folkes

Saving Lives with Drones – Interview with Gordon Folkes

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Gordon is a 24-year-old Orlando Native. He graduated from Florida State University in 2016 with a degree in Economics, minor in Psychology, and a certificate of competency for the application of unmanned air systems within emergency management.

He founded Archer First Response Systems at the beginning of 2014 during his sophomore year. Archer First Response Systems was accepted into FSU’s Business Incubator called the InNOLEvation center. While in the incubator Gordon was awarded the Geneva Grant for technological innovation. He has been building and Flying Multi-rotor SUAS since 2013 and is passionate about their positive integration into society to solve big, life-threatening problems. When he is not working on Archer, Gordon enjoys sailing, wakeboarding/surfing, and skateboarding.

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Josh Wilson

Josh Wilson is a serial entrepreneur and the host of the Orlando Entrepreneurs Podcast. On this show we interview and highlight Orlando’s favorite startups, business leaders, investors, and those who support and lift up the entrepreneurial community. If you would like to be a guest on the show or would like to have a conversation about the show please contact him:


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