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One Spark Festival Revamps for 2016

One Spark, previously labeled as the world’s largest crowdfunding festival, has revamped and restructured for 2016. At a press conference held early today in Jacksonville, the One Spark’s board outlined their vision for 2016.  It was just last month that One Spark announced a new… Read More

One Spark Launches New “Social Purpose” Corporation; Founder & CEO Elton Rivas to Resign

On Monday, the board of directors of One Spark, Inc., announced the creation of a new social purpose corporation designed to evolve the company into a vehicle for long-term success and better connect creators with resources. One Spark Ventures (OSV) is committed to licensing and… Read More

Crowdfunding Festival One Spark Now Accepting 2016 Applications

Gearing up for its fourth annual crowdfunding festival, One Spark announced that creator application is now open. One Spark’s co-founder, Elton Rivas, stated: “It’s hard to believe that we’re entering One Spark’s fourth year. Above all else, what resonates the most is being able to… Read More

One Spark Crowdfunding Festival Slashes Staff, Re-Organizes

The staff of the “Worlds Largest Crowdfunding Festival”, One Spark, is apparently getting smaller. This is according to a report in the Jacksonville (FL) Business Journal. Full time staff is being slashed from 11 down to 3 as part of a re-organizational push to refocus the annual… Read More

One Spark Crowdfunding Festival Shares Big Winners

One Spark, the largest crowdfunding festival in the world, held its week long gathering in Jacksonville, Florida this month.  Tens of thousands of project creators, investors and casual observers descended on the central Florida city to what has become a community defining event. The closing… Read More

One Spark’s CEO Elton Rivas Discusses One of the World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festivals

One Spark, one of the world’s largest crowdfunding festivals, is about to fill Jacksonville, Fl., with 555 projects in art, education, health and science, music, social good and technology. From April 7 to April 12, the festival gives attendees a chance to contribute to Creator Projects, and vote for… Read More

One Spark Crowdfunding Festival Experiences Dramatic Increase in Tech Creator Projects

The One Spark crowdfunding festival has announced that 555 “official” projects have signed up to showcase their products and services during the annual festival that will take place in Jacksonville, Florida in April. According to the organizers the technology category saw the biggest increase going… Read More

One Spark Corrals $3.5 Million for Crowdfunding Creators

One Spark, the fast growing crowdfunding festival that takes place in Jacksonville, Florida each spring, has captured $3.5 million in private investments for creators for 2015.  One Spark launched their event in 2013 with “just” $1 million in commitments.  This tops the year prior number of… Read More

One Spark Crowdfunding Festival Announces Headlining Performers

One Spark, a crowdfunding festival that takes place in Jacksonville, Florida each year, has announced the headlining bands Ha Ha Tonka, SUNBEARS!, Somebody Else and the Kopecky Family Band for One Spark 2015 After Dark presented by Brumos Automotive, a returning sponsor.  DJ Lil’ Boy has also… Read More

One Spark Announces Departure of Executive Director Joe Sampson

One Spark, the entity behind fast growing global crowdfunding festival, has announced the departure of key employee Joe Sampson.  In a brief note, One Spark representatives stated that Sampson will be departing to “pursue other opportunities”. “One Spark is a great organization that’s done incredible… Read More

One Spark Sees Growth, Improvements for 2015 Crowdfunding Festival

Not one to remain stagnant and reflect upon past success, “The Worlds Crowdfunding Festival” is looking to grow and build upon the success experienced in 2014.  The next event will be held in April 2015 – more than 6 months out – the planning has… Read More

One Spark Takes Off: ‘The World’s Crowdfunding Festival’ Happening Now in Jacksonville, Florida

Look out, SXSW, because Austin has some competition. Now in its second year, One Spark– a five-day event that brings artists, entrepreneurs, and leading experts together for a celebration of crowdfunding – is putting Jacksonville, Florida on the map of entrepreneurial, creative cities. One Spark 2014, billed… Read More

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