One Spark is the World’s Crowdfunding Festival. For five days. April 17th through the 21st, One Spark lights up Downtown Jacksonville. More than 500 Creators will display their work in 58 Venues and Spaces, all vying for $250,000 in crowdfunding distributed by public vote, up to $1 million in capital investments, and immediate individual investments.
By day, Creators set up in the Creator Zone, transforming ordinary spaces (museums, public parks, restaurants, high-rises, etc.) into dynamic platforms. Creators pitch ideas from Community First Pitch Deck(s) and perform live on public stages. Locals and visitors alike converge downtown, eager to experience One Spark for themselves. Attendees check in to validate voter registration, then take off to cast votes and contribute to projects that inspire them. Major investors roam city streets, looking to throw down on the world’s next big thing.
At night, the Entertainment District comes alive. Live music spills out onto the streets. Movers and shakers hash out late-night business plans on the backs of napkins. Street performers engage and delight visitors. An eclectic mix of things to do and people to see, Entertainment District Spaces offer everything from exclusive VIP parties to come-as-you-are gatherings at local watering holes.
Several projects will be located inside the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. For more information on the projects hosted at this location, click here.
One Spark features:
• Live Music & Performances
• Food Village
• Evening Entertainment District
• Live Pitch Decks & Music Stages
• Innovative Project Displays in Art, Music, Science & Technology
• FREE Parking (Everbank Field Lot E, Convention Center)
• FREE Access to Skyway
• FREE WIFI throughout Festival perimeter for 5 days
For information on voting, click here.