The “worlds largest crowdfunding festival” states there will be bigger awards for creator projects, exhibit in more venues and accept rewards-based crowdfunding contributions from anywhere in the world”. One Spark will offer official creators 13 different $15,000 awards, over 80 venues to showcase their projects in and free entry into the One Spark Speaker Summit. Financial resources offered at One Spark include $350,000 in guaranteed crowdfunds and awards, unlimited individual contributions from anywhere in the world and millions in potential capital investment from One Spark investment partners.
Creator registration is open from Dec. 1, 2014 through Feb. 14, 2015. Ideas and projects can be in any stage of development with an operating budget of less than $1 million to qualify for entry. Creator registration fees start at $65 from Dec. 1 to Dec. 14, 2014, increase to $75 from Dec. 15, 2014 to Jan. 18, 2015 and max out at $95 from Jan. 19 to Feb. 14, 2015. Students with valid .edu email addresses can enter for the reduced rate of $25.
“In just two years, 1,015 creators – people with ideas – have connected their projects with over $3.5 million at the world’s largest crowdfunding festival,” said Joe Sampson, executive director and COO, One Spark. “In 2015, One Spark is even more focused on providing an effective platform for creators to connect with the funding and resources needed to bring their ideas into action.”
One Spark strives to offer creators the opportunity to connect with both human and financial resources to move their projects forward. OneSpark expects over 275,000 attendees at this years festival in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Last year, 609 creator projects showcased at One Spark 2014.