Winners at One Spark Crowdfunding Festival Announced

One Spark Closing Celebration

The winners of the second annual crowdfunding event were announced today at One Spark in Jacksonville, Florida.  The total attendance for the event was set at 235,000 with the most attendees hitting the streets of Jacksonville this past Saturday.

According to the Florida Times Union, the winners were as follows for the popular vote where over 120,000 votes were made :

Art

First: Theater on a Mission, a group of high school and college students planning a mission trip to a Kenyan orphanage.

Second: Boneshakered Bigwheel, a giant wooden tricycle creator Ronald Schroer designed with legs.

Third: Project Atrium, the Museum of Contemporary Art effort that unveiled artist Shaun Thurston’s site-specific painting during the festival.

Innovation

First: Renovation of Snyder Memorial Church, a city-owned landmark facing Hemming Plaza.

Second: Farm to Truck, a North Florida School of Special Education student project to grow organic foods for distribution through a food truck.

Third: Fur-ever Home Fund, a nonprofit that rescues endangered big cats.

Science

First: AquaJax, a nonprofit group trying to start a major aquarium in downtown’s Metropolitan Park.

Second: St. Augustine Aquarium and Botanical Gardens, scheduled to open in 2015.

Third: Down to Earth Farm, a Westside Jacksonville sustainable farm with an education center and plans for a community kitchen.

Technology

First: Earthguy.com, a website advertised as “the way you’d think group deals should work, for buyers and for sellers, if you came from outer space.”

Second: Wazinit, a device to scan prepackaged foods and compare ingredients against a set of foods a consumer has pre-entered as triggering bad physical reactions.

Third: LiveSMART and Green Spark Mobile, a project of the U.S. Green Building Council North Florida.

Music

First: Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, fund-raising for the Jacksonville-based outlaw bluegrass band’s next album.

Second: Cyrious Exposure, a project by Jacksonville Beach singer-songwriter Dalton Cyr.

Third: A New Sound for the First Coast, a project to commission for a major musical work by composer Robert W. Smith.

One-Spark-logoFor the “juried” winners the following companies were listed as winners:

Art: #ProjectAtrium (Creator No. 20196)

Innovation: The Meatrix System Meat Analyzer (Creator No. 20914)

Music: Sidereal 2014 Takeover (Creator No. 20476)

Science: Neuroinitiative – Inside the Neuron (Creator No. 21036)

Technology: PartPic: Visual Recognition for Replacement Parts (Creator No. 20730)

 The juried winners each received a $10,000 prize along with airfare to One Spark Berlin scheduled for later this year.

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